January 2013 Growing Thymes
*It's not to late to donate
Weekly Farm Stand
Hours: Saturdays 10am to 2pm
This month's Produce:
*De Cicco Broccoli
Veggielution accepts EBT!
January Workday Schedule
Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri
Art in the Garden
Saturday, Jan 26 from 1:30p-3:30p. $10 suggested donation
Get inspired! Every 4th Saturday of the month we will be holding art classes at the farm, with each class focused on a different theme.
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Family Fun in the Garden is a great way to spend time with your kids while exploring the garden, learning about healthy lifestyle choices, and discovering the exciting processes of the natural world. This is a unique opportunity to get your hands dirty and become more connected to your family, your community, and the environment.
State of the Farm
The new year is bringing changes of epic proportions to our farm. Seriously, if you haven't been out to Veggielution since November of last year, you will barely recognize it the next time you come out. Our new farm stand, packing shed, cooling shed, potluck area and demonstration kitchen are 2/3 complete. These buildings make up Veggielution Village, the new hub of the farm where folks will congregate. We've also made great progress on installing the irrigation system on our new four acres, and a second greenhouse is going up nicely. We've made great progress on the infrastructure that will make 2013 the biggest year for Veggielution to date. However, January is a critical month to get these projects completed so that we can start the year off right with new, completed facilities. We are still in need of new farm equipment, such as; a tractor and implements, irrigation supplies and hand tools. So please consider donating to support these projects.
For those of you who may be unfamiliar with our Cooking Matters course, it is a class designed to combine fundamental nutrition with a hands-on cooking demonstration. The 2-hour long class begins with the nutrition portion inside of a classroom at Veggielution and the second hour will move to our outdoor kitchen where participants help cook a dish pertinent to the days lesson. At the end of each class, participants will be given a small amount of fresh vegetables from our 6 acre farm. The goal of these classes is to create a community where all members participate and share information/tips/stories about nutrition, cooking, and food. If you are interested in us hosting these classes in English, let us know.
The upcoming Cooking Matters schedule for sessions beginning in January:
1/22/2013-2/26/2013 Tuesday 10:00 AM 12:00 PM @Veggielution, Spanish
1/23/2013-2/27/2013 Wednesday 10:00 AM 12:00 PM @Veggielution, Spanish
1/24/2013-2/28/13 Thursday 10:00 AM 12:00 PM @Goss Elementary School, Spanish
1/18/2013-3/1/2013 Friday 10:00 AM 12:00 PM @Veggielution, SpanishContinue Reading