Happy Spring, foodies. Lots of updates this month:
Tomorrow (Wednesday, April 15) is Opening Day at Food Field. Come out if you can to kick off the season planting potatoes, pulling weeds, spreading compost and more (and take home some fresh greens and veggies). We'll have open volunteer days every Wednesday this year (weather permitting) if you're interested in getting involved.
Our farm stand will also reopen this week with hours Mondays and Wednesdays 10-6 and Saturdays 10-2. We currently have mixed braising and salad greens, garlic, Jerusalem artichokes and preserved items from last season. We're now able to accept multiple kinds of payment including credit/debit and SNAP benefits so bring your Bridge Card and stock up! We're still waiting to find out if we can accept Double Up Food Bucks for the season.
Last fall we received a New Economy Initiative grant to start regular farm-to-table meals served onsite, so get ready to join the Flatbread Society for Friday dinners at Food Field! We'll cook up tasty flatbread in our traditional tandoori clay oven each week along with farm-fresh garlic sauce, salads, soups, curries and more, with seating outdoors or on the new rooftop deck. We'll start the season with a special brunch on Sunday, April 26 with limited seating in the hoop house brick patio and featuring Food Field- and locally-grown ingredients. Starts at 11 AM; tickets are $20 and are available here or RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Were you a City Commons CSA member in 2014? Don't forget to sign up before it's too late! Another member farm is losing much of their land this spring due to a land use dispute, so we will be capping membership early (and starting a waitlist). We still expect to have the same quality and variety from last year and more, however; signup information is at www.citycommonscsa.com.
Lastly, our new Food Field t-shirts are in so get yours today! Tees are in a variety of colors and are hand-printed with help from Toby Millman and Ocelot Print Shop. Shirts are $15 each here or pick one out at the farm stand (see hours above).