Thursday, July 12, 2012

the neighborhood farm- 3 graces farming

3 graces farming is the farm that i have been volunteering at the past few weeks. it's a 4 minute bike ride from our house, the three women that run it are welcoming and lovely (inside and out) and the produce that comes from that soil is delicious.

they held their first neighborhood market last friday, it was a big hit and sold out. they had summer squash, beets, amaranth and bouquets of sunflowers (that yours truly snipped and arranged) layed artfully on a table in front of the farm. while the sun was slowly sinking into the horizon, i stopped by and snapped some pictures around the farm, live guitar music and friendly chatter floating through the air.

scattered around the farm are beets, sunflowers aplenty, hops, green beans, dragon's tongue beans, amaranth, quinoa, cucumbers, tomatoes, tomatillos, peppers, strawberries, blueberries, corn and summer squash. 

there are also two lively chickens that keep the girls on their toes. i (sadly, so sadly!) had just missed the chicken show last friday when i stopped by. the chickens love to houdini their way out of their coop and one of the women ended up on a neighbor's roof, in a dress and flip flops, in order to catch one of the crazy chickens. 

if you want to get some fresh local produce grown without pesticides, meet some fantastic and funny women farmers and perhaps catch a chicken chase, do stop by the farm friday nights, 6:oo-8:oo pm. sounds like a great friday to me!

you can find the farm at 1906 west sacramento avenue.

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