First thing’s first. Your weekly dose of Poppy Farm Dog
Our girl holding it down at Phillippi Farmhouse Market And they call it Poppy love…
We had some rainy days out in the fields and markets this week! It seemed just as we would finally get dry another rain cloud would move in. We like to think of it as the washing away of the warm weather and on with the cool. And in the spirit of that we hosted our 2nd annual Fall Harvest Festival. The time change this weekend reminds us that with earlier mornings bring earlier nights and that the cycles of the earth are continuous. We hope you had a beautiful week. Check out what we’ve been up to:
Growing with the Boys and Girls Club Manatee County
Building a sustainable future
Education Coordinator, Sarah, has been busy as a bee with these Boys and Girls Club cuties! Together Geraldson Community Farm and this Palmetto chapter are teaching kids how fun and rewarding gardening can be. From seed until harvest they will be able to watch and tend to their efforts. The best part will be the knowledge the children have gained and maybe a close second, the true fruits of their labor! We will keep you posted on their progress!
If you want to get your connection to the earth game strong, join us! For volunteering information please contact: email@example.com
Eat Local Week Fall Harvest Fest was a success!!!
As all of you that came out are sure to know, we had a fantastic day on Saturday. Vendors were on point, the food was delish, music and dance had us rockin’ and the company we shared it with ruled! Peacecorn popcorn gave us a lesson on making the perfect, peaceful pop! and Hymn for Her treated us with their tunes
(obviously, this was my favorite part of the day!)
Love those Florida puffy clouds. Thankfully Saturday’s weather brought it’s A game.
And even Poppy ran a booth!
Hey, Mr. Blair!!!! Wait for me!!!! No Fall Fest would be complete without a proper hay ride!
Seriously, you guys are all amazing and thank you so much for another successful year!
“SEEDS FOR LIFE”
FIELD TO FORK DINNER
Saturday, November 7th at 6pm
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 Shiplett, 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 in our 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
firstname.lastname@example.org CSA for the Holiday, A Cooking Class
Looking for a way to utilize your CSA shares for the Thanksgiving season? We have just the thing!
Please join us November 18th for a fun CSA cooking class with Chef Patrick Loughrey. Tuition: $5
A little bit about Chef Patrick: Originally from Cincinnati, OH, Iâ€™ve been a Florida resident for more than a decade. I started cooking while working through the restaurant industry in the early 2000â€™s and developed a taste for Asian fusion, Central & South American street food and home-style Americana. I make food with passion and youâ€™ll taste it in every bite. If I can change one personâ€™s mind on a specific food, I feel Iâ€™ve succeeded; tell me a food you despise and Iâ€™ll make you love it before the dayâ€™s done.
Christmas carols, lights, Santa, hot chocolate, a warm fire, great company, joy, happiness….. We can think of many ways to enjoy the holidays. Join us at Geraldson Community Farm as we transport you into a farm winter wonderland!
Finish up your holiday shopping with local vendors, shop for your holiday dinner at our farm stand, tell Santa how good you have been all while giving thanks for the joy and company our local community brings us!
Just a friendly reminder Palma Sola Farmers Market Starts NEXT WEEK (11/8/15)! https://www.facebook.com/palmasolafarmersmarket/?fref=ts Come on out to Geraldson’s Community Farm every Sunday 11:00-3:00 for fresh local organic produce & much more! We are located just south of Robinson’s Preserve & The Palma Sola Botanical Park. See you at the Market!
Market held Sundays 11am-3pm
ECOTOUR STOP NOVEMBER 13th
Oh,hey,CSA! Community Supported Agriculture Shares
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 homes 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.
Sweet and Hot Peppers
GORGEOUS WINTER SQUASH!
AND THESE GUYS!
ZUCCHINI, ZUCCHINI, ZUCCHINI!
AS JOEY LAWRENCE WOULD SAY…WHOA!!! NOW THAT’S WHAT WE CALL COUNTY FAIR MATERIAL!
Operations Manager If you don’t know this amazing lady yet, you should!
GCF’s Fearless Leader!
Christa began her journey at Geraldson Community Farm in 2012. She started her building foundations as a workshare and now continues in her 2nd year as the farmâ€™s Operations Manager. Christa is passionate about building a local and sustainable food hub geared towards community development and education. Her main focus is on furthering farm production, community collaborations, and fundraising. Please contact Christa in regards to farm collaboration with your business, employment, or fundraising partnerships. Christa@fwcrcd.org