Schedule of Farm Events for 2011
We are excited to invite you to join us for these days of collective work and celebration at the farm! We welcome the farm’s members and friends to Hearty Roots to get better connected with the soil where your food is grown. We have two Work Parties, at which you have the opportunity to get your hands dirty and participate in a planting or harvesting project on the farm. In the fall, we have a Harvest Party, a time to celebrate the season, enjoy the surroundings of the farm, and get to know the farmers and other members.
All events take place on the farm at 223 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook, NY. For our members from the city, we urge you to organize car-pools or even a van or bus to get to the farm. Amtrak comes close enough to the farm to take a taxi ride here, as well.
Our events are all-ages friendly, and we will provide water and snacks. Feel free to bring lunch, or buy it at Gigi Market, right on the farm. We remind you to bring sun protection and work gloves if you want them, and please do not bring your pets. If an event is postponed due to weather (only in the event of heavy rain) we will post notification at heartyroots.com and on the farm’s voicemail.
Potato Planting – Saturday, April 30th. Heavy rain date: Sunday, May 1st. 10am – 5pm (come for as much or little time as you wish)
The growing season begins! Celebrate the arrival of Spring and the approaching CSA season by joining us for a day of planting potatoes at the farm. Potato planting is accessible to all ages, a great way to make the connection between seed and food, and a wonderful chance to hang out at the farm as it wakes up after a long winter. The day is also a great opportunity to connect with fellow farm members and chat with the farmers about what is in store for the coming months.
Garlic Harvest – Saturday, July 16th. Heavy rain date: Sunday, July 17th. 10am – 5pm (come for as much or little time as you wish)
From its planting last fall, through weeding, watering, picking early green shoots and flowery scapes, Hearty Roots garlic is finally ready for harvest. Come help us bring in this season’s fiery crop, taste different garlic varieties, and explore the farm in its full mid-summer glory.
Harvest Party – Sunday, September 25th, rain or shine.
Gather with us to celebrate the joys and toast the challenges of the growing season. Our crew will be hard at work constructing creative farm games and booking lively local musicians (let us know if you and/or friends would like to play) for an afternoon of fun and frolic. Bring a dish to share for a delicious pot-luck dinner, relax and pick herbs and flowers or take a farm tour and get acquainted with the inner workings of Hearty Roots. Come share the beauty and bounty of late summer on the farm.
We are still in the process of planning a few more community events this year. Plans are in the works for a local farm summer concert upstate and a meet the farmer/city-farm workday in NYC. If you have additional ideas of fun farm related events or gatherings please let us know.