What’s new at the farm?
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** The Start of Our Season is Upon Us!
** We would like to send out a HUGE thank you to everyone that contributed to our Giving Partner Challenge! With your help we were able to raise $6,500! THANK YOU!
The summer is ending and while most farms are ending their season up north, we are just getting started! We are rested from the summer and are now preparing our fields for our 8th season! We still have CSA shares available and we can’t wait to fill your hearts and fridges with organic goodness. Prospective start date for CSA shares is November 11th! Looking to sign up? Now is the time! Signing up early saves you $$$ and allows us to plan and prepare for our season. It’s a win-win! We do have payment plans and multiple pick up spots (SRQ and St. Pete) available.
We have many fun events for the whole family coming up this week, including:
Local Evolution Craft Market 9/11
Farm Fun Day Open House 9/13
What we have planted:
Sweet and Hot Peppers
And this is just the beginning!
Welcome our new Education Coordinator!
Heather is a Florida native and recent graduate of Florida State University where she studied Nutrition Science. She manages youth education at Geraldson Community Farm. Heather facilitates field trips, service learning opportunities, internships and programs including a summer camp for kids and young adults.
She has spent the last four years immersing herself in sustainable agriculture, farm-based education, and farm to school promotion. The experiences that define where she is today include becoming the president of Tallahassee Sustainability Group, where she helped facilitate projects including an urban farm and an on-campus student garden, teaching farm-based education at a summer camp in Clairyville, New York and finally, her service term as a FoodCorps service member in New Britain, Connecticut where she worked to integrate school gardens in to curriculum and create a culture of healthy food and project-based learning in New Britain Public Schools.
Heather will be working to further our youth programs on the farm. She will be developing many fun projects for kids including an afterschool program. Stay tuned to see what fun she creates!
Another beautiful week at Geraldson Community Farm as we continue to transition to our spring crops and harvest.
WEEK 16 pick-up at 3pm on Weds or 12pm on Saturday! Can’t wait to share in the beautiful bounty! Here is this week’s recipe — YUM!
CSA Harvest List
Mizuna, Vivid Choy, or Mustards
Raab, Kale, or Collards
Celery or Cabbage
Beets or Carrots
Cilantro or Dill