This Saturday: 10th Annual Harvest Festival

Dear Farm Friends,

They’re saying there’s a chance of rain showers at some point on Saturday, but that’s no reason to stay away. We’ll have some shelter from the rain — although, it seems to us a little rain would be even more reason to celebrate! We’ll be out at the farm whether there’s dampness or not, so if necessary, put on your rain gear and join us for our…

10th ANNUAL Alemany Farm Harvest Festival
Saturday, October 25th, from 11am to 5pm
Check out the event flyer

– Garden tasks (we’ll be planting garlic for next summer’s harvest!)
– Farm tours
– Face painting
– Solar cooking demo
– Live acoustic music from KC and the MooNshine Band
– Potluck Picnic & BBQ (1pm-ish): Bring a side, snack, or dessert to share.  Plus we’ll have roasted pig; BBQ (w/ veggie options); greens/beans/rice; farm salad
(Bring your own plate and utensils, if possible, to help reduce waste.)

As usual…it’s free! So please come out to the farm and share community with old friends and new friends. We hope to see you there, rain or shine or rainshine.

Harvest Festival is co-sponsored by Friends of Alemany Farm and Alemany Residents Council. Friends of Alemany Farm is grateful for the support of our fiscal sponsor, SF Parks Alliance. Big thanks to BiRite Market and Zynga for their generous support for this event!

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Here’s another upcoming free event at the farm we want to let you know about:

City-Wide Calm: Herbal Allies to Temper Urban Chaos
Sunday, November 2nd, 1-2pm (Free)

Learn to find yourself again amongst the storm of sensations and feelings that can overwhelm us as deeply urban people. There are many herbs that can help us harmonize our experience of living closely with others, and some of these grow abundantly at Alemany Farm. Expand your toolkit for dealing with urban anxiety, nervousness, and anger. Reconnect with the healing power of being in the garden, and learn to recognize a few key plants that can change your every day experience of living in the Bay Area.

This workshop will be conducted in conjunction with the Farm’s regularly scheduled herb stewardship day, held on the first Sunday of every month. Please come for the workshop and meet some of the volunteers who maintain the herb garden at the Farm.

The workshop will be conducted by Katie Delwiche, an herbalist residing in San Francisco.

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For more information about visiting the farm and joining our community workdays, see our Get Involved page.

Check out our new Volunteer Opportunities.

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Thank you as always for your support for Alemany Farm and urban gardening in San Francisco.

We hope to see you on Saturday!

The Farm Team

10th ANNUAL Harvest Festival – Saturday, October 25th!

Dear Farm Friends,

It’s time to celebrate another year of productivity and community at Alemany Farm.  Since we gathered last October, we’ve harvested over 10,000 pounds of produce, all of which went—for free—to volunteers, neighborhood residents, or weekly donations to the Free Farmstand!  Not to mention the work we’ve continued to do stewarding our native plant areas, pond habitat, and herb garden.  And it’s all been done by volunteers like you!

So please come join us for our 10th ANNUAL Alemany Farm Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 25th, from 11am to 5pm!

Bring yourself, friends and family to enjoy activities for people of all ages:

– Face painting
– Garden tasks (we’ll be planting garlic for next summer’s harvest!)
– Farm tours
– Solar cooking demo
– Live acoustic music from KC and the Moonshine Band!

…and of course, FOOD:

As usual, we’ll have a delicious potluck picnic.  We’ll provide sustainably raised roasted pig, BBQ (including veggie options), beans, greens, and rice…and a tossed farm salad.

Please bring a snack, side, beverage, or dessert to share!
(And your own plate and utensils, if possible, to help reduce waste.)

And as usual…it’s free!  So please come out to the farm and share community with old friends and new friends.  We hope to see you there!

Check out the event flyer and spread the word!

Harvest Festival is co-sponsored by Friends of Alemany Farm and Alemany Residents Council.  Friends of Alemany Farm is grateful for the support of our fiscal sponsor, SF Parks Alliance.  Big thanks to BiRite Market and Zynga for their generous support for this event!

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In the meantime, you can always join us for these upcoming community work days. There’s always something to do, and all are welcome!

Sunday, Oct 19, Noon – 5pm (including work in our native plant areas)
Monday, Oct 20, 1pm – 5pm
Saturday, Oct 25, 11am – 5pm: HARVEST FESTIVAL
Monday, Oct 27, 1pm – 5pm
Sunday, Nov 2, Noon – 5pm

Find out more about community workdays on our Get Involved page.

Check out our new Volunteer Opportunities.

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Thank you as always for your support for Alemany Farm and urban gardening in San Francisco.

We hope to see you on the 25th!

The Farm Team