Celebrate Earth Day farm style

This Earth Day, join us as we host a special Earth Day Sunday Market.  This Sunday April 21st we’re kickin’ our Market up a notch and will have all kinds of special things going on.  Pack up the family and come to the Market during our special extended hours from 12:00-5:00 pm.  All kids receive a free re-usable bag from Rollin’ Oats so they can visit our Market Vendors and fill their bags with earthly goodies!  Our Music Series will feature 3 different musical acts at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00!   Joel will lead two different Farm Tours during the day at 12:30 and 3:30 (and you can get your photo taken on a tractor!)  Heather Rampolla will show us how to make Sesame Ginger Lettuce Wraps at 2:00, and we’ll have games and gardening for the kids throughout the day.  Don’t forget to join us for yoga from 11:00-12:00 and then shop our produce stand for certified organic produce (including some Sweetwater-grown veggies).  Show your support for sustainable agriculture, enjoy this warm weather, and have fun!

One good thing about the sudden, sweltering heat encroaching upon Tampa these past couple weeks is that our tomatoes are loving it! While the cool weather lasting through March was slowing their growth, they now have been making a steady come back through April. At this point in time, we have already been able to place stakes around the plants and twine them in place at two points. Twining the tomatoes enables them to wrap their leafy green stems skywards and stabilize themselves. The best news of all with the tomatoes is we have spied our first flowers which means fruit should be soon on the way!




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