End of the Season Feedback
It is hard to believe that this is the second to last share. That’s right, next week will be our last share distribution. The season has been notably long, in the sense that the weather has been favorable, compared with other seasons here. We are so pleased with how productive our gardens have been this season. We would love to hear any feedback you may have regarding your experience with the shares. I will email a survey out next week, but if there are any other constructive thoughts anyone would like to share regarding the CSA please contact us via email.
Though the share season is coming to a close, we will still be busy at the farm through the end of October. We have lots end of the season clean-up to do as we prepare for the winter. The last of our meat birds will get processed. And we also have several harvest events coming up. See below for details.
IN THE SHARES
White Salad Turnips
4th Annual Guidestone Pumpkin Patch Festival
Come to the farm to enjoy a horse drawn wagon ride, games, a hay bale maze, crafts and face painting. This event benefits the Farmhands program which is dedicated to providing farm based educational opportunities for kids. The entry fee is $5. for kids 3 and over and adults. Weathervane Farm will also provide pumpkins for sale at this event. There will also be bratwurst, burgers, baked goods and beverages available for purchase.
THIS EVENT RUNS:
Oct 16th and 17th
October 23rd and 24th
THE TIMES ARE:
Check out the Guidestone website for more information http://www.guidestonecolorado.org/Page.aspx?PageID=7002
Guidestone Needs Bakers
Guidestone is looking for folks who would be willing to donate their baking skills and ingredients to a fund raising bake sale to take place at the Pumpkin Patch Festival. The proceeds of this benefit go to support Farmhands. If you are interested in participating please contact Andrea Earley Coen at farmhandsED@gmail.com for all the details. Your help in baking would be greatly appreciated.
Shed Fest, Saturday, Ocotber 16th, 10am-4pm
Another exciting event on the horizon is Shed Fest. This event is a celebration of the local harvest and one last farmers market before the end of the season. There will be games for kids, lectures and demonstrations, music all day and stay into the evening for The Shed Fest Supper at 5:30pm. Join your farmers, friends and neighbors for a feast of locally grown foods! The meal features imaginatively-prepared tapas by area caterers and a hearty autumn soup made from the fruits of our foodshed. Tickets for the supper are $25. Purchase yours at the Salida or Buena Vista Farmers Markets, or by calling 719-539-8523.