Monthly Newsletter

October TUF Snapshot

 

From The Executive Director

We’re finalizing details for FarmFest on Sunday, October 14, 10 am to 6 pm. We have a great event planned and we’re incredibly appreciative for all of the volunteers and sponsors who are helping to make this event possible.

  • A special thank you to our featured sponsor, Transwest, for their generous donation
  • Tony Fuller for lending his artistic talent to create TUF’s new logo and all of the posters and flyers
  • Travis Deatherage and Linx for providing an audio system for the event
  • Jesse Cornett for performing for a second year
  • The acoustic duo, Chuck Montera and Travis Deatherage, who will entertain us with Rock and Americana music
  • Our pumpkin patch sponsor, Natalie Robbins and Edward Jones
  • Cattivella for making homemade pasta and Bolognese from a TUF cow
  • Etai’s for donating bread and desserts
  • Oskar Blues for donating beer
  • Mayfair Liquors for donating wine and cider
  • Breen Juice for the organic compost they donate each week and the delicious Apple Cider we’ll be selling at FarmFest
  • Happy Ladybug for sponsoring a craft table and donating craft supplies
  • Stapleton Mortgage and Realty for sponsoring a craft table
  • Trommeter Orthodontics for sponsoring a craft table

And finally, I’d like to once again thank Mike Nelson and Channel 7 News for the exciting opportunity to relocate their weather station to TUF and in promoting this fantastic community building event.

We still need volunteers and encourage everyone to buy tickets. It will be a great day and we’re looking forward to showcasing TUF.

FarmFest 2018

Sunday, October 14, 10am–6pm 

FarmFest is an annual event to the animals and programs of The Urban Farm and is our opportunity to showcase the many wonderful  programs at TUF to our community. 

TUF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All proceeds from FarmFest will help us keep our animals safe and healthy and to grow our programming and educational opportunities. We are not short on ideas and enthusiasm for the vision of TUF. Some near-term projects that will benefit from additional sponsorship and fund raising include irrigation, a birthing barn, a pick-up truck, parallel structure horse pens, and creating an event space in the future.

We need volunteers! Please be on the lookout for requests to help out. We’ll need help both the day of the event and leading up to October 14 to ensure TUF is looking its best! Please also let us know if you have ideas, resources, or would like to get involved in the planning.

Community activities:

  • Meet our horses, goats, sheep, chickens, and cows
  • Learn about the farm with guided hayride tours by our own TUF kids
  • Explore with a self-guided walking tour
  • Visit our greenhouse to learn about aeroponics and aquaponics gardening.

Fun for all ages!

  • Country music singer Jesse Cornett is back by popular demand!
  • Farm and fall crafts and activities
  • Horse bounce house
  • Story time with Denver Public Library
  • And more!

The cost of admission is $40 per family (2 adults + kids) or $10 per individual. We’ll have pumpkins for sale along with food and drinks. Additional fees may apply for some activities.

Let’s make this year’s FarmFest a huge success!

New At The Farm

Hand-washing and water-bottle filling station. Just in time for FarmFest!

Thanks to the ingenuity and tireless efforts by Cohort #71 of the D.U. Executive MBA team, the Farm now has it’s first hand-washing and water bottle-filling station. Located between the goat/ sheep pens and the chickens, the station will help keep hands clean when moving from pen to pen, and provide drinking water to help avoid using single-use plastic water bottles. In keeping with our teaching of being gentle on our earth and reducing waste, the Farm has created The Urban Farm Friendly Water effort to move away from plastic water bottles. Come check out our new station, and purchase a reusable water bottle to use on the Farm and everywhere you go. Thank you Erin, Shelly, Michael, and Otto! 

Fall Gardening Tip

Tomatoes

The weather has been in our favor and you’ll want to get all the tomatoes you can before frost. In order to hasten ripening of tomatoes, cut the water off to your plants. 

Get Your Tomatoes

Stop in and get your organically grown tomatoes. We should have at least another week of production, if not two!

Gardening At TUF In 2019

Planning is already in the works for gardens in 2019. We are finalizing varieties for the plant sale. We are planning for a new 15’x50’ garden where we will offer classes on how to plant, tend, and harvest your organically grown produce. Stay tuned for more details as we develop these programs. Individual plot lease opportunities will be available.

4-H Update

If you missed the 4H open house and are still interested, it’s not too late!

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. Consider becoming 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.