Sweetwater’s season starts the first week of November and this week we sold the final remaining shares to renewing members. Today the Sweetwater community celebrates the start of our season with our Planter’s Ball starting at 6:00 pm. We hope you’ll join us in this annual tradition. It’s a casual, fun, family-friendly evening. Be sure to bring your favorite dish to share for the potluck dinner. The farmers and volunteers are out in the fields harvesting some veggies for the meal. Whole Foods is generously donating rolls and desserts arriving later today. Uncle Matt’s has donated some orange juice and lemonade. And St Somewhere Brewery (from Tarpon Springs) will be bringing one of their new beers Lectio Divina (a cross between a Belgian dubbel and a Saison) and will also have their “more approachable” Vierge. (Yummmmmmm!) Gift certificates from local businesses will be raffled off throughout the evening. Rob Irie will play for us and we’ll be dancing into the night by the campfire.
On Monday we are also going to celebrate the first national “Food Day”. If you shop at Whole Foods this Monday anytime from 9 am – 9 pm, 5% of the proceeds will go to Sweetwater! We’ll have a table set up at the store from 10-4, so come and say “hi”.
Then Monday night we’re going to the TUFF Food Day event, a community celebration of local food and showing of the movie “Urban Roots“. From 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the Roosevelt (15th Street in Ybor). Get your tickets here. Sweetwater will have a table set up for the event.
**Next week we’ll be sending out the CSA share pick-up schedule and instructions.**
Busy busy bees… see you all soon!