The Farm Godfather

Did you know there’s a connection between Halloween and one of our top crops, Kale?  Its an ancient story of love, matchmaking, and potatoes. Get inspired to bring kale into your celebration, and maybe even love life, by reading the story here.

In other green news, Rick Martinez the founder of the farm was recently awarded the Green Godfather Award by Creative Loafing at the Best of the Bay awards!  Rick would like to thank the community for this award, “I feel this is an award for everyone who has contributed to Sweetwater over the years.  We have all been pioneers in the local food movement together, our farm teams, volunteers, and most of all, our many members who have made it all possible.  We are all Green Godfathers by doing our part in creating a better, more sustainable Tampa”.

Now, we are looking for a couple of folks to volunteer in our Yoga classes and at Planter’s Ball.  We need a couple volunteers who are Yoga Alliance 200 hour certified yoga teachers and who’d be interested in volunteer teaching at the farm for the karma. If you’re interested please contact Susan at

Planter’s Ball is coming up on November 14th and we still need a lot of volunteers to make this event a success.  Please email us at if you’re able to come help.  We have volunteer tasks throughout the day that range from set up, break down, food prep, serving food, and kids activities.  You also get to come for free if you volunteer!

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