July Growing Thymes: Bounty of Heart's Delight, Farm Box, Thanks Tractor Donors, and more!
   

  July 2013 Growing Thymes

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Weekly Farm Stand

Hours: Saturdays 10a to 2p
Location: Veggielution

Available This Month:


Basil 
Beets
Broccoli
Red Cabbage
Green Cabbage
Cilantro
Cucumbers
Lacinato Kale
Easter Egg Radish
Spring Onions
Summer Squash
Green Beans
Potatoes
Rainbow Chard
Napa Cabbage
Pak Cho
Heirloom Tomatoes
Tomatillo Verde



Veggielution accepts EBT!


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Workday Schedule


Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday
8:30a - 12:30p

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

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Youth Garden Activities
Every Saturday- 10:00am to 12:30pm

Come join us at the farm for our weekly Youth Garden Activities. Every Saturday the whole family can enjoy gardening, crafting, and preparing food together in the Youth Garden.

Participating in our Youth Garden Activities is a great way to spend time with your children while exploring the garden, learning about healthy lifestyle choices, and discovering the exciting processes of the natural world - not to mention making new friends. 



 

Art in the Garden

Saturday, June 6th & August 3rd from 1:30p-3:30p

Get inspired! Every 1st 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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Watch our Farm Box video!

Farm Box 2013

Our summer harvest is exceeding expectations, and we have added more sponsor share spots to our CSA program!  We have also removed the sign-up deadline and added a new pickup location  (at the Metro Newspapers office in downtown San Jose).  If you sign up now, you will receive your choice of either 20 or 10 lbs. of farm-fresh veggies a week until November 6 at a prorated cost.  Visit our website to learn more, or click below to sign up now!

SIGN UP HERE!


Note: Costs listed on the website and on the sign-up sheet are the original costs and do not reflect the prorated rates.  To determine your total cost, multiply the number of weeks (starting from your sign-up date until the week of November 6th) by $30 for a full share or $19 for a half-share.
 



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Bounty of Heart's Delight 2013: Save the Date!

This year's Bounty of Heart's Delight fundraiser dinner will be held on September 14, 2013 from 4:30pm-10:00pm.  Mark your calendars now - you don't want to miss it!  Click here to see photos from previous years.


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July State of the Farm

We are in the beginning of Summer and we're quite busy over here keeping up with the wild growing weeds and demanding planting schedule. We just put in our last round of nightshades (tomatoes, peppers, eggplants) and continue to plant beans, squash, cucumbers and other crops every few weeks, so that we can have a continuing succession of crops. We've harvested the first of our potatoes and green beans, and our first tomatoes and peppers are about 1 week away from ripening! It's going to be a very productive Summer, and we are excited about bringing thousands of pounds of produce to our community this season. 


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Mark Medeiros
Farm Director



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Stories from the ground:

Interview with Colleen


"The last couple weeks have been really awesome," Colleen Hotchkiss declares, referring to the opening weeks of the 2013 CSA program at Veggielution.  Colleen is part of Veggielution’s Farm Crew and is responsible for running both the CSA program, the Saturday Farm Stand, and our booth at the San Pedro Square farmers’ market on Fridays. This is an extremely busy time of year for her, this year especially so because of Veggielution’s recent expansion, but she is clearly in her element and excited about the results of her hard work.

Colleen started at Veggielution in 2012 as a Farm Crew member, one of the positions offered through the Silicon Valley HealthCorps...

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HealthCorps
SVHC Positions Available

We currently have several Silicon Valley HealthCorp positions available for 2013/2014, both Farm Crew positions and Community Organizer positions.  These are paid positions that were created via a parternship between The Health Trust and AmeriCorps with the goal of improving community health.  For more information about these positions, please visit our website.   


 

Welcome, New Board Members and Summer Interns!

We are pleased to introduce the new members of our Advisory Board, JD Stager and Brian Spitz!  JD is the owner of Stager Construction, and Brian is the owner of Spitz Design and Machine.  We're so glad they are joining us!  

We'd also like to welcome our new bookkeeper, Elif Soyarslan, and our "summer crop" of interns!  We are lucky to have 17 interns helping us around the farm this summer.  

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A big THANK YOU to our donors!

Thanks to all of our generous donors, not only did we meet our fundraising goal of 15K, but we exceeded it significantly!  With your help, we were able to buy the tractor you see here!  We'd like to give a shout-out to everyone that helped make this possible...
  
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Amie Frisch
Executive Director





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