Hearty Roots Farm events for 2010!

We hope that you will join us for some farm events this season! Here’s the lineup for 2010:

Spring Planting Party! Saturday, May 1st, 11am – 5pm (heavy downpour date = Sunday, May 2nd)

Join us as we plant onion seedlings and potatoes, and enjoy the opportunity to get to know the members and the crew of Hearty Roots Farm and have fun in the dirt! Join us for as few or as many hours as you wish, and feel free to bring friends and family, no need to RSVP. Water and snacks will be provided, but feel free to bring a picnic. There are a range of jobs to help out with, including very active (running up and down rows planting tiny onion seedlings) and the more sedentary (separating out seedlings from their trays at the end of the row), with plenty of options for kids.

Get the farm off to a good start this spring by helping to get some plants in the ground!

In the event of light rain, we’ll be right out there planting. In the event of heavy, heavy rain, we will postpone until the next day– check www.heartyroots.com for details if the weather is bad.

Garlic Harvest Party! Saturday, July 17th, 10am – 5pm (heavy downpour date = Sunday, July 18th)

We will be pulling the bulbs of garlic out of the ground and bundling them to hang and cure. Join us for as few or as many hours as you wish, and feel free to bring friends and family, no need to RSVP. Water and snacks will be provided, but feel free to bring a picnic.

There is nothing like pulling a fresh, pungent bulb of garlic from the ground! Chances are there will be some bulbs that can go home with you to add some just-dug garlic flavor to your dinner.

In the event of light rain, we’ll be right out there harvesting. In the event of heavy, heavy rain, we will postpone until the next day– check www.heartyroots.com for details if the weather is bad.

Fall Harvest Celebration! Saturday, September 25th, 2pm – 6pm (heavy downpour date = Sunday, September 26th)

No work required! A time to come visit the farm, meet fellow members, play games, eat good food, and enjoy the beauty of autumn. We will have cider pressing, good music, and fun for adults and kids alike.

If you’re so inclined, bring along a pot-luck snack to share– but be sure to come whether you have something for the pot-luck or not, there will be plenty of snacks to go around so don’t hesitate to show up at the last minute.

In the event of light rain, we’ll be go on with the show. In the event of heavy rain, we will postpone until the next day– check www.heartyroots.com for details if the weather is bad.

Directions

To find directions, look up 227 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook, NY. Follow the signs to park your car or bike on the south side of Pitcher Lane. It’s a two hour drive from NYC up the Taconic Parkway.
Metro-North/Amtrak/Trailways Bus can get you close enough to ride a bike, taxi or local bus to the farm.
If you’d like to stay the weekend in Tivoli (great hikes to be taken, baked goods to be eaten, drinks to be imbibed), let us know and we can try to arrange camping space!

We hope to see you there!

Our member Craig McCord described a previous spring planting party:
“As if by magic, it’s the end of the day and the end of the process.
Sixteen thousand onions planted in (almost) perfectly straight
rows…a tired and dusty, but happy, collection of hardy workers say
their good-byes…They all drive away knowing the next time they see
those onions, it will be the middle of July as they pick up their
weekly box of CSA vegetables. It was a good day’s work.”
Read the full article at:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/craig-mccord/a-good-days-work_b_102303.html.

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