Fall is in the air and we sure are happy about that! It has been a slow transition from Summer to Fall, but we are feeling the cooler air blowing across the Gulf onto the farm and we are thankful! There are so many great events happening this season. Make sure to check out what events we are hosing and participating in this week!
FUN IN THE FIELDS
It’s always more fun when we are working together! This week gave us challenges and victories and having a strong and supportive team and community is what makes everything we do so special. There is a certain comradely that you feel when working out in the fields together. It is really something amazing. We invite you to join us by volunteering! Come experience the joy of farming and meet fellow like-minded people. Let’s have some fun in the fields!
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Poppy Farm Dog and Sarah
Maggie and Christa and it’s Gator time!
Anywhere is a good resting spot for this sweet girl!
It’s about that time!
Eat Local Week Fall Harvest Fest October 24thIn honor of Eat Local Week, Geraldson Community Farm will be hosting its second annual Fall Harvest Fest!
We had so much fun with you all last year, we can’t wait to do it again! Join Geraldson Community Farm and Transition Sarasota and let’s CELEBRATE local food, music, crafts, and seasonal farm fun! Bring the kids to enjoy fall themed games and activities including a hay ride, face painting, and bounce house! Saturday, Oct. 24th from 2:30-6:30PM https://www.facebook.com/events/1675111156043900/ “Seeds for Life” Field to Fork Dinner
Saturday November 7th at 6:00-9:00pm Buy your tickets NOW! 🙂Geraldson Community Farm and Healthy Start Coalition of Manatee County are together hoping to bring attention to the importance of having access healthy fruits and vegetables with this collaborative dinner. Healthy Start’s nutritionist, Susan Schussler and SOMA Creekside’s, Chef Dave Shiplette, will join forces to create a well balanced, fresh and local dinner for us all! The barn will be transformed into a beautiful and intimate setting to enjoy each other’s company! We hope you will join us in celebrating two non-profits that give back so much to our local community.
Beer provided by Darwin Brewing Company
Tickets $60/members $70/non-members
Dinner Bell Supper Club
Sunday, November 29th at 6:00-9:00PM
The last Sunday of every month
Dinner Bell Supper Club is a monthly supper limited to 20 guests in our beautiful barn. These monthly meals will highlight our local produce as well as dairy, meats and fruits produced inner amazing Florida region. Supper will be prepared by our farm manager, Christa Leonard and other guest chefs that will highlight our seasonal offerings.
We trade for local produce and are saving sliding scale seats at the table for farmers and work trade!
The supper table WELCOMES ALL
Tickets available for purchase https://www.eventjoy.com/e/dinner-bell-supper-club-3825907
CSA IS ON THE WAY!
There is a lot of excitement on the farm as we watch the seeds we planted become beautiful treats from the earth. Just think of experiencing that excitement for yourself during our CSA season. Each week (or every other week if you choose) you will receive fresh vegetables to enjoy. What an opportunity to “live with the cycles of the land!” There are CSA shares still available and we can’t wait to fill your hearts and fridges with delicious organic goodness. Prospective start date for CSA shares is November 11th! Looking to sign up? It’s a win-win! We do have payment plans and multiple pick up spots (SRQ and St. Pete) available. November 1st will be the last day to sign up for a payment plan. Visit our website for sign up information. http://www.geraldsoncommunityfarm.org
In combination with our CSA program Sugar Cubed,a pastry cafe focused on modern and innovative breads, desserts, and baked goods will have fresh bread available for purchase. Full share 1 loaf every week. Half share 1 loaf every other week. http://www.getsugarcubed.com
Grove Ladder Farm will have fresh pasture raised chickens and eggs available for purchase at Wednesday’s CSA pick-up station.
That Color Though!What we have planted:Collards Carrots Broccoli Raab Okra Sungold Tomatoes Kale Sweet and Hot Peppers Watermelon Arugula Asian Greens Radishes Winter Squash Zucchini Broccoli Cabbage Heirloom Tomatoes Green Beans Eggplant
Bok ChoyHey! Who’s that guy??
He just needs a guitar! Hahaha!
Our handiest of Farm Hands!
Ladies and Gentleman, please help us welcome, Blair. Blair moved to Florida from Michigan several years ago. He owned his own landscaping business before coming to the farm and his knowledge has been a great asset to Geraldson Community Farm. Blair has been with us for about two months now and he has been such a fantastic part of our team. If it’s broken, he will fix it. If it needs done, he’s on it!
When he is not elbows deep in dirt, Blair spends time with his girlfriend and their two rescue dogs King and Baby.
Follow their adventures on Instagram @theadventuresofkingandbaby 🙂