The Farm is now OPEN Monday to Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 1pm - FarmFest is coming up on September 23. See below for more info.

September TUF Snapshot

 

 

From The Executive Director

 

FarmFest 2017!

Join us Saturday, September 23, 2017, from 11am–3pm.

Come tour the Gompers Greenouse, the new Goat & Sheep Facility and the new Chicken Yard.

We’ve got new programs for kids AND families.

Hayrides and, yes, the bouncy castle; only it’s a horse, a bouncy horse!

Crafts for kids and families, craft vendorspick-your-own salad, buy some fresh eggs and enjoy some burgers ’n brats, beerwine & non-alcoholic drinks.

And, do NOT forget Chicken Agilityhorse demos, walks with cattle and visits with the minis.

Online registration options this year to make your life easier:

Can’t wait to see you all there,

Mike

 

 


Garden Produce Available

The Freshest Available
Interested in fresh produce grown with organic methods?  The Urban Farm is offering fresh, home grown tomatoes, mixed salad greens, radishes, spinach and carrots for sale from the Farm garden. Mixed salad greens and basil will be for sale year round from our areoponics tower gardens. Sales available Wednesdays and Saturdays during public hours.


Tomato Girl Trials

New varieties are growing in the Tomato Girl’s Garden and some interesting varieties are showing great promise. Black from Tula, Hanky Red, Black Beauty (grows black and turns deep red when ripe) and Plainsman are making a great impression. Of course, I also have to grow my favorites, which are not disappointing: Black Krim, Barred Boar, Pink Berkely Tie Dye, and so many more I could fill the whole newsletter!  Want to share your experiences?  Tell me about them here!


  

Got Garden?

The gardeners’ bounty is up to 205 lbs and going strong! If you are interested in gardening at The Urban Farm visit our website for more information. Application information will be posted in January. We will have opportunities in Co-Op gardening and in leasing an individual plot. All skill levels are welcome. Codes from the 2017 plant sale are also present on the Community Garden page, in case you can’t remember what you planted.

 


Tomato Diagnosis

WHAT is that on my tomato?  
As gardeners we wait and wait for the jewels of the garden, tomatoes!  The rainy weather has delayed the ripening process and some gardeners may notice a brown to black leathery patch on the bottom of their tomatoes. This is blossom end rot, caused by uneven watering and fluctuating temperatures generally inhibiting the movement of calcium. Your tomatoes are fine to eat, just trim that portion away. Learn more about diagnosing tomato problems here.  

 


Gardeners Enjoy Bounty

Our co-op gardeners are reaping the rewards of their hard work weekly. “I’m very happy with all that my family has been able to enjoy from the garden already. We loved the beets! And I made 5 loaves of zucchini bread,” said Rita, whose preschooler loves to come and use his ‘special [garden] tools’ and eat vegetables right from the garden.

We are preparing for next year’s co-op and expanding the program. Instruction and plant selection will be added for an intermediate group, in addition to what we already offer our beginning group.

“It has been an absolute pleasure to work with the Co-Op Gardeners; almost all of them were brand new to gardening and have learned so much more than they expected,” said Evelyn, the group’s leader and Colorado Master Gardenersm.

 

 


Visit the Farm

Enjoy the lazy days of summer by visiting our animals, Farm Fun Days, and the reason we all love Colorado – being outdoors!  Become a member and enjoy wider access, free entry, discount on eggs, T-shirts, and more, click here.

Open to the Public
Our public hours are Wednesdays, 10:00am –2:00pm and Saturdays, 10:00am-1:00pm. Come visit the animals. $5 per person.

Member Hours at The Farm
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10:00 am–6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am–1:00 pm


 

4-H Information

For more information about 4-H email Meri Moller, TUF 4H leader.

 

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Supporters

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