News From the Farm | March 5, 2018

Open Farm Day Saturday March 24

Full Belly Farm Open Farm Day is coming up soon on Saturday March 24th.  It is likely to be a beautiful Spring day, perfect for an outing to the country.  It is your opportunity to enjoy the lovely flowers growing in our farm fields, visit our lambs, take a tour of the farm, and picnic on pizza from our wood-fired oven.

A visit to your local family farm is a way to get back in touch with where your food is coming from. Maybe you will figure out something more about the people who are growing the cabbage, potatoes and collards that you get every week in your CSA box. Or maybe you will enjoy the opportunity to smell a handful of the soil at Full Belly — soil that has been managed organically since 1985. Maybe you will just want to bring a friend and picnic on the green lawn in the Spring sun, a time to get away from city sounds.

The “C” in CSA stands for Community, and if you are getting a CSA box well, you belong to that particular Community.  Our farm Community extends to all of the people that buy our produce — stores, restaurants, farmers market customers and CSA members. We want to answer any questions you may have about how our farm operates, and we want to know what your concerns are about your food and the farms that are near where you live.

The Farm will be open to visitors starting at 10:30am on Open Farm Day. Tours will begin at 11:00am.  There will be walking tours and tractor-drawn tours.  We will set up a farm stand with produce, treats and snacks for sale, plus we will be selling our delicious brick-oven pizzas made with our farm-grown flour and topped with our farm-grown meat and veggies.

Our wonderful neighbors at Pasture 42 will also open up their farm to visitors.  You can meet the farmers, plus their cows, pigs, sheep, and chickens.  A tour of Pasture 42 will start at 1:30pm.  They will also have tastings of their olive oils, balsamic vinegars and pasture-raised meats.

Note that visiting dogs (except for service animals) are not allowed on either Full Belly Farm or Pasture 42.  This is not because we don’t love dogs, it is because we can’t have visiting dogs in our farm fields.