CSA Farm Days
In order to attend one of our events, we ask that you RSVP using the drop-down menu below. This will give us an accurate idea of how many people to plan for, and when we need to close the event. Simply select the event you wish to attend in the box, then click on RSVP. Fill out the box that appears with your name and number of adults and children, and then hit submit again. That’s it! You’ll have to do this for each event you wish to attend. Do not RSVP if you do not plan to attend.
POTATO PLANTING (April 27, 2013, 3-4:30 pm): Bring out the little ones and help us plant 1000 lbs. of potatoes! This is a fun and fairly easy job to do. Get ready to get your hands dirty. Bring a rake.
SPRING CLEANING WORK DAY (May 11, 2013, 9-11 am): Help our staff clean and prepare the farm’s facilities as we get ready to open up our season. Includes bin washing, cooler cleaning, and other basic set-up and organization.
JAMBERRY (June 8, 2013, 9-11 am): Learn how to make strawberry jam using the water-bath method. This hands-on workshop allows you to practice alongside seasoned veterans, so you can walk away feeling confident in how to do it yourself next time. The methods you use can be transferred to other types of fruit jam. You even get to take home a jar of canned strawberry jam as your reward. Class size limited to 8.
SUMMER SOLSTICE (June 21, 2013): Join us for an evening outside as we celebrate the longest day of the year — the summer solstice! More info coming soon regarding details of this event, but it will definitely involve food.
FARM OLYMPICS (July 20, 2013, 10 am – noon): Join us for a kid-friendly late morning of silly (and serious?) races and relays — with a farm twist. Medals will be awarded! You bring a bag lunch, and we’ll provide some popsicles.
PIZZAPALOOZA (August 10, 2013, 4-6 pm): Another great kid-friendly event at the farm. Join us as we help the kids make our own pizzas using fresh farm ingredients. Bring your own pizza crust, cheese and sauce, and chopping utensils to prep the ingredients. We’ll provide the veggie toppings in the field, as well as the grill. The morning will also include tractor rides for the kids, and a picture scavenger hunt!
PESTO FEST (August 24, 2013, 4-7 pm): Bring your own food processor and ingredients to make pesto at our farm — with basil picked from our fields. You’ll pick your own basil, and prep your ingredients, make a batch of pesto, and then share some of the bounty for lunch. We’ll provide a big pot of noodles with a fresh salad, and we’ll enjoy a pesto potluck meal under the beautiful catalpa tree! Limit: 20 people.
HAYRIDE HARVEST POTLUCK (September 14 & 21, 2013): Includes a hayride tour of the farm, Touch-a-Tractor, a straw-bale fort for the kids, and a delicious potluck. Due to the popularity of this event, and our large CSA family this year, we are having two separate dates to accommodate everyone. RSVP is required to attend.
CANNING TOMATOES WORKSHOP (September TBA): Learn how to use a pressure canner, as we walk you step-by-step through the process of canning tomatoes! Pressure-canning can be intimidating the first time you try it. This hands-on workshop allows you to practice alongside seasoned veterans, so you can walk away feeling confident in how to do it yourself next time. You even get to take home a jar of canned tomatoes as your reward. Class size limited to 8.
BONFIRE AND PUMPKIN HUNT (October 4 & 5, 2013, 7-9 pm): A night of stargazing and s’mores around a bonfire; includes cider donuts, hot chocolate, and a flashlight pumpkin hunt for kids that you won’t want to miss. Each child can pick out a pumpkin to take home. Be sure to RSVP for the correct day.
THE GREAT FOOD GIVEAWAY (October, TBA): Every year we have a few crops that over-produce for us. We call them “bumper crops.” Join us for an hour to pick our bumper crops and prepare them for delivery to our poorest neighborhoods. We’ll then deliver them on the back of a truck directly to people in need — whoever we can find that day, and hopefully make their day a bit brighter.