In this Issue
*October State of the Farm
*New Member Benefits
*Art in the Garden
*Family Fun in the Garden
San Pedro Farmer's Market
Weekly Farm Stand
Hours: Fridays 10am to 2pm
Location: San Pedro Square between Santa Clara St & John Street, San Jose
At the Farm
Hours: Saturdays 10am to 2pm
Location: Veggielution Farm @ Prusch Farm Park
Veggielution accepts EBT!
October Workday Schedule
Tues, Wed, Thurs
8:30a - 12:30p
Workday: 10:00a - 12:30p
Potluck Lunch: 12:30p
More Workday Info
Holiday Workday Cancelations
Dec 23rd-Jan 2nd
Art in the Garden
Saturday, Oct. 27 from 1:30p-3:30p. $10 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.
Start Organic hosts a
Saturday, Oct. 20th 10am-2pm
This is a great opportunity to share your knowledge and harvest.
LIVE MUSIC, KIDS CRAFTS, PRODUCE, HERBS, FLOWERS, RECIPES, Bring ANYTHING to share!
6485 Camden Ave, San Jose
Each month Veggielution offers our members a special gift from the farm as a thank you for their support.
October Giveaway: FREE 1lb of Green Beans: You can pick up your Green Beans at our stand at the San Pedro Square Farmer's Market on Fridays 10am-2pm or our farmstand at Emma Prusch, from 10am-2pm on any Saturday. Please show your membership card when requesting your gift!
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.
Things are building up in a big way here at the farm. We are excited to announce our partnership with NVIDIA, a leading Silicon Valley technology company, for the 6th annual Project Inspire. Each year NVIDIA employees trade in their holiday party, and instead descend en masse on a community project. During 2 days in December, 1500 volunteers will build out the infrastructure to expand the Veggielution farm from 2 acres to 6. They will be building a permanent Farm Stand, a teaching kitchen, a produce washing and packing shed, installing irrigation in the new acreage, planting native hedgerows, and much much more.
Through Project Inspire, NVIDIA is investing over $300,000 in making healthy food more available in our community. With rates of diet-related disease climbing steadily every year, we need to come together as a community and support each other in transforming the way we eat. Veggielution is a hub for this community, where people connect over the simple acts of growing and eating food together. Project Inspire is a real game-changer for the farm - enabling us to grow and expand much more quickly than we would have been able to otherwise. Thank you NVIDIA!
Click here to read NVIDIA’s blog post about Project Inspire.
State of the Farm
The next two months will be very busy for the farm crew. We’re tearing out summer crops and planting our alliums – bulb onions and garlic – as well as many more brassicas including cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale and others. Most importantly though, we’re setting the groundwork for two major workdays in December where 1500 volunteers will be on the farm as part of Nvidia’s Project Inspire.
On those two days, many major projects will be completed that will enable us to expand our farm operation during the 2013 season. So that means we have a lot of prep work to do in terms of planning and site preparation. If we’re not out in the fields doing weekly crop maintenance, we’ll be plotting out the new fields, and preparing the sites for each of the new buildings mentioned above.
Oh the Benefits of Membership
The benefits of membership are becoming sweeter and sweeter. We are excited to announce the partnership with a new business: "The Studio," Touchstone's awesome downtown climbing gym, is offering Veggielution Members a 75% discount on initiation to the climbing gym! Yeah, that's right folks, you can save 75 buckaroos. The gym offers top roping, lead climbing, bouldering, yoga, core, spin and crossfit classes.
But wait there's more...
Now all members can receive a 10% discount at the Veggielution Farmer's Market and Farm Stand when they show their membership card.
Reap the benefits of supporting your local community farm, and become a member today.
Stories from the Ground: Meet Diego
As a loyal Veggielution crew member I will be using these opportunities to continue our group’s mission by developing our own thoughts and ideas about local and healthy food habits, and including as much local knowledge and discourse as possible. With the amount of growth on the horizon through NVIDIA's Project Inspire events in early December, there is sure to be lots of exciting changes on the farm. This next year as a new Americorp member will prove to be an excited time of growth not only for me but the farm as well.
I'm excited to be a part of the crew and community that contributes to make this place a working success. By the end of my term I would like to have this place and local surrounding area feel like my second home. Hope to see you on the farm!
Check out our crew's bios here
Read the full story.
Eager to do some meaningful work with your fellow employees, friends, or organization members? Spending a beautiful day of working outdoors on our 2-acre non-profit community farm is an educational and exciting team building opportunity. Your group will work on various farm projects while learning about sustainable agriculture and organic farming concepts. Join us in getting your hands in the soil, connecting with the land, and tasting the fruits of your labor!
Your tax-deductible contribution will assist us in creating a sustainable food system by providing community access to healthy and local food, creating youth and adult leadership opportunities, and developing creative solutions to social and environmental justice issues.
We have multiple packages that your group can choose from.
Learn more about Group Workdays