2nd Annual Fall Harvest Festival, A FINE TIME FOR ALL!
About 500 people of all ages turned out for this year's event on the farm. The weather was lovely, the food and drink were delicious, the band joyful and popular, the onsite farmers' market loaded with our autumn bounty.
Activities included hayrides and tours, tomato toss, corn roast challenge, yoga, pumpkin and face painting, bicycle drawing, pumpkin weight estimate contest.
Many thanks to our generous sponsors: City of SLO, San Luis Ranch, Alfano Motors, Pacific Energy, New Times, Central Coast Family and Carmichael Environmental.
Twice weekly Farm classes for Pacific Beach High School and weekly Therapeutic Horticulture classes for PREPARE continue with a variety of end-season activities activities: pumpkin carving and composting, final corn roast and stalk removal, drying seeds.
A pilot program of Farm visits by students and their teachers from J.C. Hill and Sinsheimer Elementary are scheduled for November, January and February.
THE MOUNTAIN AIR, PATAGONIA AND PROVISIONS HOST CENTRAL COAST GROWN / CITY FARM SLO
On the night of October 26, we were invited guests at the outdoor screening of "Unbroken Ground," a presentation of films sponsored by Patagonia clothing and Provisions in downtown SLO. We contributed to the chili, sold our farmers produce, and received a generous contribution of Patagonia Provisions Beer sales.
IN THE NEWS
During the last month, City Farm SLO received extensive local media coverage (click links to read the stories):
A special thanks to outreach coordinator Sandra Marshall. Additional thanks to SLCoastal Unified Food Service Director, Erin Primer, Tenant Farmer Javier Magana and New Times for this great story about City Farm/School Collaboration.
SECOND SATURDAY WORK PARTY
NOVEMBER 10 | 9:00 AM TO NOON @ City Farm SLO (1221 Calle Joaquin, SLO)
Some Projects We'll Be Working On:
Planting starts and seeds for "cold weather" crops: peas, lettuce, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, spinach.
Harvesting remaining corn, pumpkins, sweet peppers, beans, squash, cucumbers and melons. Tilling and irrigating rows.
Composting and mulching, mowing and watering.