Alemany Harvest Festival SATURDAY

We hope that you can join us this Saturday, October 23 as we celebrate Alemany Farm’s Sixth Annual Harvest Festival!

The festivities will start around 11 AM as we dig into some of our Autumn tasks: Turning over beds for our winter cover crop and preparing and planting beds with our 2011 garlic crop.

As we work hard, we’ll also be playing hard.

This year we’ll have a couple of bands, which will start around 1 PM and continue through the afternoon. And throughout the day we’ll also have plenty of games for kids: face painting, t-shirt stenciling, and bike-powered hay rides. Of course, you don’t have to be under 5-feet to make a t-shirt. Bring a shirt from home and we’ll have lots of garden-themed stencils so you can make your own Alemany Farm t-shirt.

Then stick around for the BBQ. For the second year in a row we’ll be roasting a whole suckling pig that was sustainably raised on Northern California pasture and then humanely slaughtered by a local butcher. For those of you who don’t do meat, we will have veggie burgers and veggie hot dogs on the grill. We’ll also have some fresh salads straight from the garden. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.

The Harvest Festival is our time to celebrate another successful season and to thank one another for all of the hard work we’ve done to make San Francisco more food secure. We hope you can come and share it with us.

The Farm Team

Upcoming Workdays + 10-10-10 + Squash Fast Food

The Harvest Moon has come and gone and the days are getting noticeably shorter. Out at Alemany Farm, we’re still harvesting peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers and squash thanks to the recent warm spell, but we’re already thinking about winter. It will be nice when things slow down a bit and the rains come.

In the meantime, though, we have a busy fall: A big international day of action to combat climate change and our 6th Annual Autumn Harvest Festival.

So please mark your calendar:

Saturday, Oct 9, Noon to 5 PM, regular workday

Sunday, Oct 10, 10 AM to 2 PM, work party as part of the 10-10-10 global day of action to address climate change. If you haven’t yet, please check out for more information on how you can get involved. At Alemany Farm, we’ll be mulching our redwood circle, clearing out some beds and making compost, and doing the tillage on our winter onion beds and planting out onions. We’ll also have a very casual BYO potluck BBQ and a bluegrass band. … If you can’t make it out to Alemany Farm, and want to find other events in your neighborhood, please visit At the end of the day, we’ll be heading over to Hayes Valley Farm for the end-of-day celebration.

Monday, Oct 11, 1 PM to 5 PM, regular workday.
Sunday, Oct, 17, Noon to 5 PM, regular workday.

Saturday, Oct 23, 11 AM to 5 PM, is our 6th Annual Autumn Harvest Festival. We’ll have a BBQ (please bring side dishes or desserts to share), games for kids, plus the traditional planting of our 2011 garlic!

And if you or anyone you know is looking for a space to garden, we encourage you to take part in the SF Park Trust’s upcoming bicycle tour, a great chance to scout for new gardening spaces in the City.

Finally, we’d like to ask you to take a second to support an important effort to address childhood obesity in our City. Supervisor Eric Mar has introduced legislation that would ban children’s toys from being given out with fast food.

Thanks, as always, for your work to make SF more food secure.

The Farm Team