May Growing Thymes: Cheese Making Workshop, Farm Box, Mark's Sabbatical, and More!
May 2012 Growing Thymes



Weekly Farm Stand

San Pedro Farmer's Market
Hours: Fridays 10a to 2p
Location: San Pedro Square between Santa Clara St & John Street, San Jose

At the Farm
Hours: Saturdays 10a to 2p
Location: Veggielution Farm @
Prusch Farm Park

This month's Produce:
  *Gonzalez Cabbage
   *Red and Green Lettuce
   *Green Onions
   *Green Garlic

   *Lacinato Kale
   *Pak Choi

   *and m

Veggielution now accepts EBT!

Contact Us
(408) 634-FARM (3276)

May Workday Schedule

Tuesday, Thursdays, Friday
8:30a - 12:30p

2:00p - sunset

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

More Workday Info


Farm Tours

Veggielution has began to offer regular farm tours. Farm tours are now available every 2nd and 4th Saturday at 10:00am. This months tours will be held on Saturday, May 12th and Saturday, May 26th. Join us and get the low down on the whole farm, from the people who know it best.

Local Foodie Employment

-Little Chef Counter is looking for friendly folks to serve up fantastic cullinary creations. Contact:

-StartOrganic, a home vegetable gardening service, is looking for a few good organic/local food advocates to garden for a living!  You will be responsible for maintaining a positive relationship with our clients, journalling, and growing the best/most crops possible farming herbs and vegetables in backyards across the silicon valley.  If this interests you, please email for more information.  (Other event marketing and basic carpentry/irrigation/labor part-time positions also available)

-Borello Farms needs a cherry sales person. This job will take place every Friday of May and June at the San Pedro Farmer's Market. There is also a Thursday position available.


Bag it! Movie Screening and Q&A Discussion with Beth Terry!

Upcoming Community Events

 Backyard Habitat Workshop
Saturday, May 5th

Instructor Sharon McCray will present a comprehensive presentation on easy ways to bring birds, bees, butterflies and other native insects back into your home garden. FEE
To register contact the park:
(408) 794-6262

Film Sceening: "Urbanized":
Thursday, May 17th: 7pm

SPUR San Jose presents the film "Urbanized." This film looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world’s foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers.
Learn more Here

Film Screening: Bag It!
Tuesday, May 22nd 6:30p-8:30p

Come join Our City Forest for a free screening of Bag it, a film which follows everyday citizen Jeb Berrier on a touching, inspiring, and even hilarious worldwide journey investigating plastics and their impact on our health, oceans, and planet. 
Learn more Here

Three Square Brunch
 Sunday, June 3rd: 11am

Join friends and fans of local nonprofit Three Squares at the Three Squares Brunch on Sunday, June 3rd at 11:00 at UC Berkeley's Pauley Ballroom. Three Squares works with local chefs and nutrition educators to offer free cooking and nutrition classes to the Bay Area's most vulnerable families. Share a delicious farm-fresh meal and learn how you can help Three Squares grow over the next year.
Learn More Here.


State of the Farm

May is starting off great with our tomato crop ready for pruning and trellising, most of our peppers in the ground, and in general our spring planting is steadily getting done. The flowers are blooming, our green dome and new youth garden are nearly complete, and in general the farm is starting to take shape. It looks like we'll be having a beautiful, warm summer here in the Valley of Heart's Delight. Once the ground is all planted, we'll be furiously weeding for a month before the main harvest starts. We will be in a state of perpetual pruning and trellising of tomatoes, cucumbers, muskmelons and other crops.

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Mark Medeiros
Farm Director 

Upcoming Workshops

Soft Cheese Making Workshop
Saturday, May 12th- 1:30p-3:00p
    Get ready for a journey into the fantastic world of soft cheese. We 
    will cover the history of how cheese came to be, and discuss the
    animals that are responsible for this great gift to mankind. Step by
    step, we will go through the process of making our very own
    mozzarella cheese
learn more/ sign up

Backyard Chickens Workshop
Saturday, May 19th-1:30p-3:00p

    Come on down to the farm and meet our lovely flock of ladies.
    Learn the ins and outs of creating your very own backyard chicken
    operation. From buying or rescuing your flock, to to harvesting your
    very own omlette to be
learn more/ sign up


Learn more about our upcoming events

Farm Box: Sponsor Share

Veggielution's Farm Box provides 35 local families with fresh, local, and sustainable veggies. All participating families will receive a weekly box of Veggielution produce throughout the 2012 Summer and Fall seasons.

Individuals or families can subscribe to the Farm Box program from June 5 2012, to November 6, 2012 for Sponsor Share and Family Share. Each week, participants will receive a large box with a variety of vegetables that are seasonally available on the farm.

Five dedicated individuals or families will make a commitment to Veggielution by paying $750 to receive a produce box each week for the entire Farm Box season. These shares will support 30 subsidized family boxes. Apply for a Farm Box share by emailing your name, phone number, and address to Payment is due by Friday May 25, 2011.


Member Giveaway

Each month Veggielution will offer members a special gift from the farm as a thank you for their support. 
April Giveaway: FREE Pepper plants: Anaheim or Pablano
Get your Summer garden planted, and get started with a Veggielution grown pepper plant. You can pick up your plant at our farmstand at the San Pedro Square Farmer's Market on Fridays 10a-2pm or our farmstand at Emma Prusch, from 10a-2p on any Saturday this month! Remember to show the farmstand attendant your membership card.


Stories From the Ground:
Can you Dig It?

On the farm, we have been busy implementing our new design for the Youth Garden. Although a lot of our plants are still small, the garden is looking beautiful! If you haven’t seen it recently, come on down to the farm to walk though our mandala garden or to sit in meditation in our grape tee-pee. If you have a little one to bring to the farm, our Youth Garden is the perfect place for them to explore and learn about nature. On the second Saturday of each month, bring the whole family to participate in Family Day from 11-12:30pm. During Family Day, each member of the family is welcomed to join in our activities that encourages exploration, creativity, and learning in the garden.

Monica Lisa Benavides
School Garden Coordinato




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