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October 2018 Newsletter

ONLY TWO WEEKS AWAY!

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Farmstand Open


Check this article from the SLO Tribune:

“A new San Luis Obispo farm stand selling produce such as tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, peppers and pumpkins has opened to the public.

The stand, operated by the nonprofit City Farm SLO, will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays at the field site where produce is grown by tenant farmers and students from Pacific Beach Continuation High School’s twice-weekly Farm Class.

The produce also is used by the San Luis Coastal Unified School District for school lunches.

Vegetables are grown at City Farm SLO without using pesticides or synthetic fertilizers. The produce list includes corn, carrots, green beans, beets, peas and summer and winter squash, as well as certified organic turmeric and ginger.

In addition to fresh produce, the farm stand will allow community members to meet the farmers who grow their food: Corey Richmond, Teresa Lees, Josh Carmichael, Michael Huggins, and Javier Magana.”

School Programs

Twice weekly Farm classes for Pacific Beach High School continue with a variety of harvest activities: harvesting brussel sprouts and peppers, making sun-dried tomatoes, delivering surplus to the SLO Food Bank

Read more here: https://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/article219383380.html#storylink=cpy
Read more here: https://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/article219383380.html#storylink=cpy

Second Saturday Work Party 

October 12, 9:00-Noon

Some jobs we’ll be doing

Site preparation for the Fall Harvest Festival on October 21

Layering and turning our hot compost pile.

Fertilizing and mulching the last warm weather crops–corn, pumpkins, beans, eggplant, peppers, squash.

Planting new cool weather crops–peas, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach and lettuce.

For the whole story in pictures, check out our Flickr site and our Instagram feed: https://instagram.com/cityfarmslo

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