Dear Farm Friends:
Friends of Alemany Farm is thrilled to be the beneficiary of the opening night party for Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema, a great group that highlights the work of local filmmakers.
This Wednesday, August 29, Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema is hosting a party at Roccapulco Supper Club (3140 Mission Street) to preview the upcoming film season, hear live music and meet our neighbors and Alemany Farm volunteers. An additional treat is the appetizer menu including Alemany Farm produce prepared by Tony Ferrari and Jonathan Sutton of Hlliside Supper Club, the pop-up restaurant and soon to become a brick and mortar establishment at the site of Caffe Cozzolino.
Doors open at 7pm. Minimum $10 donation gets you a $5 drink ticket and a chance to sample the fare. Get there early, because these tasty treats are going to go fast: Macerated Gooseberries, Ricotta Cheese, Crostini; Summer Corn and Padron Salsa, Cilantro; Watermelon, Lime, Smoked Chili; Local Bass Brandade, Lemon Cucumber, Parsley; Chicken Liver Mousse, Grape Gelee, Cracker; Chocolate Cake, Strawberry, Lavender Meringue.
To learn more about Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema, visit http://www.bhoutdoorcine.org/
ICYMI, the San Francisco Bay Guardian ran a big story this week about the state of the urban farming movement in the City. You can find it here: http://www.sfbg.com/2012/08/21/farmville-real
The article has a nice mention of our work at the Farm:
“Of the city’s three largest farms, only Alemany Farm seems secure in its future. The farm is on Recreation and Parks Department land, and has been working with the department since 2005 to create a somewhat autonomous governance structure.
Community gardens on Rec-Park land are subject to a 60-page rulebook, and according to Antonio Roman-Alcalá, Alemany Farm’s operations were restricted by the rules.
Last week, the group’s plan to be reclassified as a farm instead of a garden was approved, eliminating some of the rules and creating an advisory council of community stakeholders that will exert decision making power over the farm, although Rec-Park still has ultimate authority.”
Finally, please mark your calendar for these upcoming workdays:
Monday, August 27
Sunday, September 2
Monday, September 3
Saturday, September 8
Looking forward to seeing you in the garden soon.
Thanks, as always, for your efforts to make SF more food secure.
The Farm Team