News From the Farm | January 14, 2019

60,000 lettuce and cabbage getting started for the first New Year planting.

There are several opportunities in 2019 for you to visit us at Full Belly Farm.  Here are some of them.

Open Farm Day will be on April 6th.

Come and meet your farmers and visit the farm! Our lambs will be 1-1/2 to 2 months old and you will get the opportunity to meet them as well.  We will give a farm tour and you are welcome to stay for a picnic.  We will set up a farm stand, and will be selling our homemade brick oven-baked pizzas.  There is no charge for Open Farm Day tours.

Pizza Nights and Farm Dinners

Farm Dinners feature in season Full Belly products and include a tour of the farm.  They cost $80/adult or $70 for current CSA members, with special prices for kids. Additional information and a list of the dates can be found on our web site.  From a blog about the Farm Dinners: “The only thing we really expected from the dinner was the probability of food and a table to dine at. But we were gifted with a rich experience, that was so much more than just food on a plate.”  You must reserve a spot at the Farm Dinners in advance.

Pizza Nights are are a fun and relaxed way to spend a Friday evening, watch the sun set and enjoy a picnic atmosphere with people of all ages from the Capay Valley and a hundred mile radius around.  There is no need to reserve a spot. Wood-fired oven pizza, salads, and farm fresh ice cream are for sale.  No reservations are necessary. Our web site includes a list of the dates. For a small added fee, you can camp at the farm (but must let us know in advance).  The Pizza Nights are a magical way to get to know the Capay Valley and enjoy the farm.

Floral Design Workshops

Full Belly florist Hannah Rose Muller is offering a spring and a summer floral design class.  In the class you will harvest flowers from our fields and learn about how to grow them, plus you will design your own floral centerpiece. The class includes a tour of the flower fields, a delicious farm-to-fork lunch and professional photos of you and the bouquet that you design.  For more information contact Hannah.  These workshops are $165/person ($150/person for current CSA members).

Hoes Down Harvest Festival

The Hoes Down is back after a one year break and will be on Saturday October 5th this year.  Mark your calendars — we will provide more information soon.  Please help us spread the word that entrance will only be by pre-sale tickets — there will be no tickets for sale at the gate!  All proceeds from the Hoes Down are donated to community organizations.  The Hoes Down Harvest Festival is dedicated to honoring and promoting the knowledge of agricultural arts and sustainable rural living thought inspiration and education.