Monthly Newsletter

April TUF Snapshot

From The Executive Director

Thank you to everyone who made it out to Spring Fling this last Saturday.  We appreciate your enthusiasm to meet the animals and your participation in the Easter egg hunt. The turn out was fantastic. It was beautiful day for the event and you saw all the new kids (baby goats) and lambs. It was a perfect way to bring in April.

Our next gathering will be May 19, 10 am to 4 pm, “Plant, Eat, and Get Local” to kick off the gardening season. This will be an SCFD free day at the Farm.

We have started preparing for our summer programs.  The greenhouse will be up and running and the community garden will have a new fence when gardening moves into full swing in June. We are excited to introduce our new programing in our summer camps and we continue to grow our strong volunteer system. We look forward to your feedback!

We hope to see you at the Farm this Spring, 

Thank you,
Mike

Plant Sale

May 16 4:00-7:00pm  Members Only
May 17 & 18 10:00am-7:00pm

May 19 10:00am-6:00pm – PLUS Special Event – Plant, Eat & Get Local 10:00am-4:00pm

Bring on the tomatoes! More than just the regular varieties will be available. Branch out and try some exotic varieties – black, purple, pink, orange,  white and striped; 13 varieties of exotic tomatoes from Wild Boar Farms are featured and include Summer Love, Pork Chop, Brown & Black Boar, Berkeley Tie Dye and Lovely Lush.

We’ll also have more well-known varieties such as Bloody Butcher, Druzba, and heirlooms dating back to 1870. Come discover new varieties to try and make some new favorites of your own.

We’ve added herbs and bedding plants this year to get your garden off to a good head start. Healthy plants, grown with organic methods and products, and a selection you won’t find in retail markets! Check out our lists here.

Plant, Eat, & Get Local  

Vendor Feature: Corner Post Meats offers grass fed beef and lamb, forest raised pork, and pasture raised chicken and turkey. Additionally, their beef is Audubon Certified in the Conservation Ranching Program. This grass land stewardship is saving birds on America’s working lands. Learn more about Farmer Lee’s efforts at their site here. 

Plant, Eat, & Get Local will celebrate all things sustainable and local, featuring vendors of food products, specialty and gourmet foods (organic, vegan), small family farm products, handcrafted items, CSAs, local meats and more, as well as educational opportunities in sustainable practices such as backyard poultry care, healthy living, and pet care.

Sustainable local products from handmade items to gourmet foods will be available along with high quality organic transplants for the garden at the plant sale.

Visit our Facebook page as we begin to highlight more of our vendors and educational opportunities! 

SEEKING VENDORS
May 19, 2018, 10am-4pm

The Urban Farm is adding a new event to its annual plant sale. Plant, Eat & Get Local will celebrate healthy living and all things sustainable and local. We are seeking vendors of food products, specialty and gourmet foods, small family farm products, CSAs, local meats, handcrafted items and healthy living products and services. We also seek educational opportunities in sustainable practices, backyard poultry care, healthy living, and pet care. Apply to be a vendor here.  

Babies And Kids

March was filled with more births! We had 6 Lincoln lambs born, which is a record for us. All of our moms delivered unassisted a total of 4 girls (ewes) and 2 boys. One of the ewes was born with weak back legs. She experienced difficulty standing on her own. We assisted her with some tape on the back legs and with in 24 hours she was better. You would never know which one she is if you saw her now.

4-H sheep and goats spent the month helping with the vaccination and care of the new lambs. April is the beginning of the market animal project. We have 4 kids raising lambs and 7 kids raising goats. These members as well at their families take the responsibility of feeding the animals as well as all the care. It’s a project that requires teamwork to be successful.

Gardening Classes  

TUF offers gardening classes that will help you improve your garden, learn new skills, and problem-solve gardening challenges. Classes may be taken individually for $20 each or in savings packages of 3.

May 23: All About Tomatoes 
June 7: Diseases and Pests in the Garden
June 14: Fall Is the New Spring
Complete descriptions and to register for classes click here.

Community Garden  

Don’t let a little snow lull you into thinking spring isn’t around the corner!

Join a Garden Co-Op (Beginning and Intermediate):  Garden with a Master Gardener and other like-minded gardeners. You will plant, tend, and share in the harvest. All plants and seeds are included. There are a few spots left.

Lease an individual plot:  We only have a couple of plots left. 

Apply here.

4-H Information

For more information about 4-H, email Amy Marrs, TUF 4-H leader.

Visit The Farm

We have new Farm hours for your visiting pleasure. Also, become a member and enjoy wider access, free entry, and discounts on eggs, T-shirts, and more, click here.

Open to the Public
Our public hours are Monday to Thursday and Saturday, 10:00am–1:00pm 

Come visit the animals. $5 per person.

TUF Stuff 

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Supporters

Thank you to all our generous supporters. Please click here for a full list.