Here are a few things happening at We Grow in 2017. Visitors are always welcome at any time, but please give us a call to make sure we are around to show off our hard work. Volunteers are also appreciated pretty much any day of the week except Sundays – just arrange a time that you can come work. And we are always looking for new ideas for farm events. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with your suggestions.
Onion Mob – Tuesday, May 9
Fair Weather Event Only
In an effort to get a HUGE amount of onions in the ground in a short amount of time, We Grow is hosting an on-farm onion planting mob on Tuesday, May 9 from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm. We will have grilled burgers and beverages for anyone who comes to lend a hand.
Here is the plan: Farmers will have the onion beds prepped and ready to plant. Two or three volunteers will be in charge of separating onion seedlings from their soil in the seedling trays and laying onions by their holes. Then 6-8 people will follow and plant the onion seedlings into the ground. The groundworkers will need to have a strong back and knees for it is done at ground level and can be taxing. Please RSVP to Rebecca (firstname.lastname@example.org) or text 715 905 0431 to give us a burger count.
Farm-to-Table Dinner – Friday, July 14, 2017
Appetizers and drinks begin at 5:00 pm, dinner served at 6:30 pm
This event will be on the farm in 2017! We are thrilled to get our customers and members on the farm as part of our efforts to establish a real connection between the consumer and the land on which their food is grown. We are also excited to be working with a professional chef (and We Grow customer!) to prepare the menu and serve your exquisite meal!
With the addition of a new high tunnel this spring, there will be a short window between cool and warm season crops in which we can utilize our existing tunnel for our farm dinner. Expect to see our own Idaho Pasture pork on the menu along with lots of seasonal veggie offerings, perhaps some pasture-raised chicken appetizer, local wines and crafts brews. Stay tuned for a full-menu posting.
What we do know: attendees will be asked to dress “farm casual” and wear footwear that can get a little dirty. Bring your own utensils and wine glass if you’d like some free wine with your meal. We Grow will provide the food, beverages, seating, tables, dinner plate and five course, family-style meal served right on the farm. There will be an opportunity to support our farm through a silent auction. No slideshow this year, you’ll get to see the real deal first hand. Advance reservations required. CSA members get discount seats and first opportunity to purchase tickets – watch your newsletter and email for details. Reserve your seat by emailing Rebecca (email@example.com) or text 715 905 0431. Limited to 100 seats.
Pumpkin Pick – Sunday, October 8, 2017
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
All CSA shareholders and voucher holders are welcome to come to our farm and pick their fall pumpkins FREE OF CHARGE. Whether you like to have pumpkins for carving, eating or decorating, please come! We will have a tractor-wagon shuttle taking guests to the back field. Spend as much time in the pumpkin patch as you’d like. Get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful fall colors here in the Chequamegon National Forest. Visit with Rebecca, Eric and family and see what the farm looks like late in the season. Enjoy fresh-pressed apple cider and pumpkin-themed goodies available in the new pack shed. Check it out! Number of pumpkins based on growing season.