Celebrate Earth Day at Alemany Farm

Dear Farm Friends:

We hope you can join us this Sunday, April 22, to celebrate Earth Day at Alemany Farm’s annual Spring BBQ.

The festivities will begin around 10:30 AM and will go until sunset. We’ll have plenty of activities for garden-lovers of all ages, including face-painting, t-shirt stenciling, and plenty of garden tasks. We’ll be planting most of our 2012 tomatoes, thinning apples, and doing some light weeding.

And if you’re more interested in just hanging out, we’ll have a great local band on hand. The Knuckle Knockers, a bluegrass band from Bernal Heights, will start strumming around noon and will play for a good part of the afternoon. Check out their music at: https://www.myspace.com/theknuckleknockers.

We’ll have Farm tours at 11 AM and 2 PM for people eager to learn more about what we do at Alemany Farm.

Then the eating begins. We’ll be roasting a pasture-raised pig and will have veggie burgers and veggie hotdogs on the grill. Please bring a salad, side dish, or dessert to share.

And please spread the word to your friends and family!

We look forward to celebrating with you at the farm this Sunday.

Spring Planting Continues + Earth Day Celebration Apr 22

Dear Farm Friends:

We were lucky to catch some good weather last weekend and were able to get in the ground a large amount of our spring plantings: broccoli, chard, kale, collards, lettuces, chois, plus squash.

If you missed out but still want to get your hands dirty, the planting fun will be continuing for a while. This weekend we’ll be planting leeks, cucumbers and some more lettuces in the main garden, along with potatoes in our root garden. The hillside is also booming with potato, lettuce, chard and squash planting. The fruit trees are in bloom and the farm is looking beautiful.

So please mark your calendars for these upcoming community workdays:

Saturday, April 7 Noon to 5 PM
Monday, April 9, 1 PM to 5 PM
Sunday, April 15, Noon to 5 PM
Monday, April 16, 1 PM to 5 PM

And put a double-and-triple star next to Sunday, April 22, when we’ll be celebrating our Annual Earth Day BBQ.

We’ll have a potluck BBQ with plenty of items (for carnivores and vegetarians alike) on the grill plus drinks and snacks. Please bring a side dish to share. We’ll have games for kids, gardening activities for anyone who wants to do some light work, plus farm tours and hopefully a music act or two.

We hope to see you at our Earth Day party, which is always a wonderful event to mark the start of a new summer season.

Thanks for your work to make SF more food secure.