January 2013: Volunteer Appreciation Lunch, Supporter Kudos, Epic Transformation, New Cooking and Nutrition Classes
January 2013 Growing Thymes

In this Issue

*It's not to late to donate
*Supporter Kudos
*Volunteer Appreciation Lunch
*State of the Farm
*New Cooking Matters Classes


Weekly Farm Stand

Hours: Saturdays 10am to 2pm
Location: Veggielution Farm @ 
Prusch Farm Park


This month's Produce:

*Pak Choi   
*Green Onions   
*Red Cabbage
*Green Cabbage
*De Cicco Broccoli
*Red/Chiogga Beets  
*Red Radishes 
*Lacinato Kale   
*Rainbow Chard  

Veggielution accepts EBT!

January Workday Schedule

Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri
8:30a - 12:30p

Workday: 10:00a - 12:30p
Potluck Lunch: 12:30p

Workday Cancelation
Wed. Feb 6th

More Workday Info


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

Now Every Saturday From

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.

These activities are open to people of all ages, but are geared towards families with kids under 12 years of age.

Contact Us

(408) 634-FARM (3276)

It's not too late to donate!

Through the generous donations of many Veggielutionaries, The Farm received almost $7,000 in donations this holiday season! If you haven't had the chance to donate yet, don't you fret, we still have plenty of work ahead of us that needs community support. Donations of any size and at any time help Veggielution keep up the good work!


Supporter Kudos


With the collective help of the community and local organizations Veggielution is able to  bring affordable, sustainable, locally grown produce to our neighbors. Thank you to everyone who has played a part in supporting The Farm during our expansion thus far!

Click here to view our list of recent individual donors

Funders of our farm transformation:

NVIDIA: Funded almost a half million dollars for Project Inspire, an infrastructural makeover at Veggielution.
DPR Construction: Donated a crew of construction workers for 1 month, in order to complete all building projects from Project Inspire. This work is valued at nearly $20,000.
Chipotle: Is granting us $6,000 to help us build out our snazzy new kitchen.
GCRCD: Is granting us up to $4,000 to fund our Native Hedgerow Project.
Anonymous Benefactor: Donated $2,500 to the farm.
Silicon Valley Land Conservancy: Funded $1,000 worth of California Native Plants for our beautiful new hedgerows.
Emma Prusch Farm Park Foundation: Donated $500 to our growth.
Living Better Lives: Donated $750 towards our school gardens.

Julia Lang
Development Manager

Volunteer Appreciation Lunch

As a token of appreciation for your hard work throughout the year, we would like to invite you to a farm fresh lunch in your honor. It's time to celebrate the volunteers that power Veggielution; it's time to celebrate you!
At this event volunteers will be recognized, pictures will be shared, art will be made, and a tasty lunch will be provided by Veggielution's staff.

When: January 26, 2013
Where: The new potluck area at the farm
Time: 1:30pm - 3:30pm

See you at the farm! 


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.

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Mark Medeiros
Farm Director

New Cooking Matters Classes

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, Spanish

If you have any questions, or would like to join a class, or would like to request an course in english please contact Diego at 408-964-8691 or Diegoo@veggielution.org.

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