From Farm to Fork Blog, Vol 2, Issue 4

Dear Friends of the Farm!

Earthworks Farm is transforming, moving toward the very hot, hot summer days!

The Farm offers farm-fresh produce Tuesday through Saturday from 8am – 1pm. This means that you can walk onto the Farm, place a request for your produce and the farmer will to out into the field and pick your farm-fresh produce.

Our Farm is supported by the very hard work of our volunteers. Your dedication to this farm is greatly appreciated. Volunteers are the heart of any urban farm. You make a difference within the community by giving a helping hand. Perhaps, greening a space, or weeding a garden bed! Because of your consistent support, fresh produce can be given to a family in need. Thank you to all our friends of the farm!

During the hot summer months, we look to doing more projects like cultivating the compost area. Good soil,  conserves water. We offer many more workshops on soil and composting, mulching, cultivating crops, and harvesting the produce. Come September, look for our workshop flyer in your email box.

Our farm training as well as educational classes may encourage you to build your own home garden, school garden or community garden. If you need help, come by the farm and we gladly will assist you. Other programs are also available like farm-fresh produce, farm-to-table, a membership to the CSA, and harvest tours.

Please visit our website at www.earthworksfarmgarden.org to inquire information about signing up for any of our program.

We hope to see you at the Farm and thank you for all of your support!

Your Farm Team

AUGUST CROPS FOR FARM-FRESH DIRECT or CSA BOXES:

  • herbs
  • garlic and onion
  • yellow and green zucchini
  • endives and dandelion
  • quelite
  • papalo
  • pepiche
  • kale
  • tomatoes
  • black beans
  • corn
  • mini sweet pumpkins
  • okra
  • bell peppers
  • melons
  • edamame
  • lemons, oranges
  • nopales
  • prickly pears
  • grapes
  • squash, mini

Become a CSA (community supported agriculture) member to benefit from a weekly produce box that is filled with a variety of farm fresh produce. Members receive a box every week. Pickup is Saturday from 10am-1pm on the farm. This is a great way to connect with your farmer, learn about our farm practices and receive the freshest produce that is locally grown.

HARVEST TOURS – AN EDUCATIONAL FIELD TRIP:

Schools and parents have taken note of our new program, the Harvest Tours. This is a great way to introduce kids and teenagers to organic farming, as well as healthy eating and active living. During the harvest tour, you learn how to cultivate crops, identify plants, transplant seedlings, and gather knowledge of all around workings of an urban farm. Have your youth center, or school sign up for a field trip!

UPCOMING EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS:

August 29th Volunteer Day 9am – 1pm
September 19th Earthworks Farm Workshop (free) 10am – noon

THE RECIPE CORNER

Watermelon with Mint and Lime

Recipe by Teresa Fanucch’s “A Place at the Table”

Ingredients:

watermelon6 cups (about ¾ pound) seedless watermelon cubes, from about ¼ seedless watermelon (rind removed)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
Juice of two limes

Yield: About six servings

Preparation:
In a large bowl, toss the watermelon cubes with the mint, olive oil and lime juice. Chill the salad for at least 2 hours before serving.

Download Recipe

Again, thank you to all volunteers, contributors and supporters!

Happy Farming,
Your Farm Team
SGVCC Earthworks Farm
626-374-3504