August Growing Thymes: Bounty of Heart's Delight, Volunteer of the Month, and more!

  August 2013 Growing Thymes


Weekly Farm Stand

Hours: Saturdays 10a to 2p
Location: Veggielution

Available This Month:

Italian Basil
Thai Basil
Green Beans
Scarlet Nantes Carrots
Dragon Carrots
Rainbow Chard
Green Cucumbers
Lemon Cucumbers
Lacinato Kale
Anaheim Peppers
Gold Bell Peppers
Purple Bell Peppers
Jalapeno Peppers
Pablano Peppers
Serano Chile Peppers
Padron Peppers
Summer Squash
Heirloom Tomatoes
Cherry Tomatoes
Tomatillo Verde


Veggielution accepts EBT!

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Workday Schedule

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

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, August 3rd & September 7th 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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Bounty of Heart's Delight 2013: Tickets Now on Sale!

Join Veggielution for a farm fresh feast of local produce and wine, sourced and prepared by gifted San Jose native Chef Robert Dasalla from Little Chef Counter.

Celebrate the rich tastes of our bountiful harvest while soaking in the sights of the farm and sounds of live music. Polish off the evening with a decadent dessert and the warm feeling of supporting a healthy, homegrown, San Jose.

Tax-deductible tickets are $100 each.

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August State of the Farm

Our tomatoes are exploding off the vine, along with many of our other crops. We are averaging about 3,000 pounds of produce harvested each week at  this point in the season.  The harvest is taking up a large portion of the Farm Crew's hours each week, but there's still all the maintenance work we have to keep up with, such as seeding, transplanting, weeding, pruning and trellising, and other chores.  With a year-round vegetable farm, the work never ends.

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Mark Medeiros
Farm Director


Group Workdays

Eager to do some meaningful work with your fellow employees, friends, or organization members? Spending a beautiful day of working outdoors on our 6-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!

Learn more about our available Group Workday Packages.


Stories from the Ground:
Dig Crew 2013

The Dig Crew, Veggielution’s summer high school program, is only three weeks away from ending! The end of this year’s Dig Crew is a bittersweet thought.  Although I will be so proud of each one of them for putting in their all and completing the program, the farm and my life will not be the same without them!  During the Dig Crew, youth are challenged to take a good hard look into where food actually comes from in the United States.  Youth work out on the farm in the morning, getting hands-on experience with sustainable agriculture practices in hopes for a deeper understanding of how much work goes into the food they consume...

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Keri Waller
Youth Education Coordinator



Thank you, volunteers!  
Enjoy lunch on us!

To show our gratitude for our volunteers, we are hosting a volunteer appreciation lunch on Saturday, August 24th from 12:30pm to 2:30pm. Come out to the farm and enjoy lunch on us!

We wanted to take a minute to thank all of our volunteers for their continued hard work!
Ongoing volunteers are the life-blood of the farm. The main challenge with managing so many volunteers is the training involved. With ongoing volunteers, we're able to give them the proper training to complete a variety of tasks properly and efficiently.

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Mark Medeiros
Farm Director


Volunteer of the Month:
Roberta Ritter Spier

Roberta’s dedication to the Cooking Matters program at Veggielution has been a fundamental part of the program's recent success!  Here is a little bit about Roberta and how she became a part of the Veggielution family.

Roberta is originally from Porto Alegre, a city in southern Brazil.  She studied Nutritional Science in Brazil and worked one year abroad in Germany.  Her husband’s career led them to make the move to the US, and they have been living here in San Jose since October 2011.

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