We’re hosting an awesome art and music event at the farm this Saturday, the 19th, from 2-5pm called høle in the skY with Kathy McTavish and Zeitgeist New Music. The full press release and more information is available here, and here’s a brief summary:
“Saint Paul-based music group Zeitgeist and Duluth composer/cellist/environmentalist Kathy McTavish join forces March 19 for a special presentation of McTavish’s chamber work at the Food Farm in Wrenshall, Minn. Featuring electronic and acoustic music, video, and an interactive exhibition,høle in the skY will transform the Food Farm’s expansive root cellar into a pre-apocalyptic world where extinction is imminent and our ecosystem is on the verge of collapse.”
When’s the last time you saw something like that in a root cellar?
Also, we’ll be at the Local CSA Open House this Sunday the 20th from 2-5pm at Clyde Iron. Stop by and say hello if you’re in the neighborhood, drop off your renewal form if you haven’t sent it in yet, or send friends and neighbors down if they’d like to meet their future farmers before signing up.
And for those of you who keep asking, I’ve included a few Truman photos as well…
That’s all for now, time to get back to the greenhouse!
For the farm crew,
It’s time! The greenhouse is up and running and the first seeds are in the soil. Stimulated by heat and moisture, life will soon begin to stir! Sign up now for CSA shares for 2016. Download an order form here!
Ever wanted a behind the scenes look at how your vegetables are grown, packed, and delivered? Well, you’re in luck–this season we* will be releasing a series of minimally-edited videos that show the farm crew engaged in the repetitive jobs that add up to something beautiful. The first was shot on our February Winter Share packing day. Action-packed? Mmmm, no. Oddly compelling? Well, we think so. Enjoy!
*Who is “we”? Your farmers wouldn’t know the first thing about how to do this, but fortunately our friend (and farm member) Mike Scholtz thinks weird farm videos are mesmerizing (he calls it agsploitation). Mike’s other work finds the heart and humor in subjects like Viking reenactors and competitive jigsaw puzzling.
It’s that time of year again! Click here to download a signup sheet to get fresh certified organic food almost year-round. Mail in your order (yes, the old-fashioned way) or come on down to the Zeitgeist Atrium next Tuesday the 16th. Meet your farmers! Eat some food! Get a free rutabaga!
Howdy folks! I’m a little behind this winter, but CSA signup for the 2016-17 season will begin in just a couple of weeks. If you weren’t a member last year, click here to be added to the mailing list so you find out as soon as shares are available.
Our storage crops are looking great, and winter shares are still available for the 2015-16 season–get an order form here!
Saturday, August 22, 2105
Food Farm: 2612 Co Road 1, Wrenshall, MN 55797
Farm tours and open house 2-4pm (Free)
Operetta 4pm ($10 suggested donation)
On Saturday, August 22 the Food Farm will celebrate the season with an open house and original operetta in partnership with Mixed Precipitation Theater Company. From 2 to 4pm there will be tours of the brand new root cellar, hay rides, farm tours, and family activities. At 4pm Mixed Precipitation will present a guitar-swinging retelling of the 1735 Handel opera, Alcina. Entitled Escape from Alcina’s Island: A Picnic Operetta, this unique blend of music, food, and storytelling is a perfect way to revel in the height of harvest season on the Farm.
Both events are open to the public. The open house is free and the Operetta is a $10 suggested donation and a reservation is requested.
For more on the Operetta visit Mixed Precipitation website
Directions to the Food Farm – From Duluth:
Food Farm is at 2612 County Road 1. Take 35S to Carlton/Scanlon exit (exit #239). Head south on Highway 45 through Carlton. Through no fault of your own, Highway 45 transforms itself into County Road 1. Take County Road 1 through Wrenshall. About 3 miles out of Wrenshall you’ll look to your left and see a big deer fence – that is the farm!