Exciting news (to us, anyway)

Potatoes are in the ground!!! Everything about growing potatoes is unique compared to most of its vegetable brethren. When your order of certified seed potatoes arrives, you must cut up each seed potato into 2 ounce pieces with at least one eye on each section. The hope is that one eye will sprout and grow into a legitimate potato crop. Next, you hop on your tractor and create furrows with a plow. Then you take your bucket of chopped up potatoes and plant each one with the skin facing skywards to help speed up the growing process. Otherwise, if the skin is facing downwards or sideways the sprout will have to wind around the circumference of the potato to find its way to the sun. Three months into the future, after hilling the potatoes and staving off blight and the bothersome Colorado Potato Beetle, we should all be enjoying some delicious purple, gold, and red skin potatoes!

Second to the potatoes, the other exciting development this week is the addition of the USF CSA pick-up location. Beginning on February 10th, we will now be offering a pick-up at the USF Botanical Gardens on Mondays from 3:00-5:00pm. If you have any questions regarding this new pick-up location please contact Kaitlin at outreach@sweetwater-organic.org.

Be sure to kick-off your Superbowl Sunday right this week with some of our healthful events. Come work on your mind-body wellness at Yoga from 11:00 am-12:00 pm or Qigong from 12:30-1:30 pm. Or you can learn something new with the family during our free Farm Tour at 1:00 pm. And just in time for Valentine’s Day, you can come learn how to make your sweetie some creative, raw treats at the I Love Raw: Healthy, Sweet Treats Workshop from 2:30-4:00pm (must RSVP at info@sweetwater-organic.org).

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