Summertime at Alemany Farm

Dear Farm Friends:

The rest of the country might be suffering from crazy heat waves, but at least we here in the SF Bay we’ve got our cool climate to keep it chill. Which, while not ideal for, say, melons and okra, is at least warm enough to bring on an abundant summer crop of squash, basil, tomatoes, and cucumbers. ‘Cause when the sun starts to western and the fog-blown wind dies down, Alemany Farm takes on a golden glow more lovely than just about anywhere else. As long as you ignore the freeway.

All of which is to say … High summer is the perfect time to get your hands dirty at Alemany Farm!

If you haven’t already, please mark your calendars for these upcoming community workdays:

THIS Sunday, August 1 from Noon to 1 PM
Monday, August 2 from 1 PM to 5 PM
Saturday, August 7 Noon to 5 PM
Monday, August 9 from 1 PM to 5 PM
Sunday, August 15 from Noon to 5 PM

We’ve got plenty of summertime work such as mid-season bed tillage and our second round of plantings such as cauliflower, carrots, beets, squash, and beans. Also compost building, weeding, and hillside orchard maintenance. Plus end-of-workday harvesting of plums, berries, squash, beans, lettuces, cucumbers, and our early season apples.

Come on out and dig in.

Thanks, as always, for your efforts to build a more food secure San Francisco.

The Farm Team