Alemany farm in the news, and upcoming volunteer workdays

Hello Farm Friends:

It’s a busy time at Alemany Farm these days. The farm was recently featured in a San Francisco Chronicle article, and co-manager Jason Mark made Mother Nature Network’s roundup of “40 Farmers Under 40.”

But of course we’ve been farming too! It’s the height of the growing season — we’ve got green beans coming out of our ears, more salad greens than we know what to do with, and a hillside about to explode with wild blackberries. As of a month ago, 15 households in the Alemany neighborhood are also receiving a free weekly CSA delivery of farm fresh produce, and we’re super excited about this program’s potential to grow community as well as food. There’s plenty for all, so come on out for one of our regular volunteer workdays and share in the bounty.

Upcoming volunteer workdays: Sun, August 2; Sat, August 8; Sun, August 16; Sat, August 22; Sat, August 29; plus every Monday afternoon. Everyone is welcome at Alemany Farm! This Sunday we’ll be working in the medicinal herb garden, among other fun farm tasks. If you’ve got a bunch of cardboard lying about, please bring it and we’ll turn it into sheet mulch.

On Saturday, August 8th, the Alemany Resident Management Corporation will also be holding a fundraiser BBQ to support their activities in the community. Please contact the ARMC for more information on this event.

As always, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. For all questions regarding horticultural management, volunteering, and group tours, email the farm team at

And thanks, as always, for your work to make San Francisco more food secure,

The Farm Team