Here are a few things happening at We Grow this season. 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. If you are interested in joining our weekly share program as a weekly volunteer, please review our commonly asked worker share questions.
Onion Mob + Burger Night on the Farm – Thursday, May 23, 2019
Fair Weather Event Only – RSVP for communication purposes
PLEASE NOTE: We had to push this date due to a conflict in our schedule. In an effort to get a HUGE amount of onion transplants in the ground in a short amount of time, We Grow is hosting an on-farm onion planting mob on Thursday, May 23 from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm. We will have grilled burgers from our grass-fed beef for anyone who comes to lend a hand. Bring a beverage and a chair for relaxation and social hour to follow onion planting. You may bring a side dish to pass if you’d like to add to the meal, but it is not required.
Here is the plan: Spring will come. (Stay-tuned for the weather updates.) 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. Another person or two will water the plants depending on the timing of rain. 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 (email@example.com) or text 715 905 0431 to give us a burger count.
Appetizers and drinks begin at 5:00 pm, dinner served at 6:30 pm
This event will be on the farm in again 2019. 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! At this point, we are planning for some sort of pork product along with fresh vegetables for the main course.
PLEASE NOTE: Menu at right is from last year’s event! This changes annually.
We shall dine in the high tunnel. There is a short window between cool and warm season crops in which we can utilize this space for our farm dinner. Expect to see a meat product from our farm featured along with lots of seasonal veggie offerings, a wide range of appetizers both fresh and preserved, local wines and specially crafted brews from Stoney Acres Farm in Athens. 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 wine glass if you’d like some free wine with your meal. We Grow will provide the dinner plate and utensils, food, beverages, seating, tables, and five course, plated meal served right on the farm. There will be an opportunity to support our farm through a silent auction. You’ll get to see the real deal first hand. Advance reservations required. CSA members get first opportunity to purchase tickets – watch your newsletter and email for details. Reserve your seat by emailing Rebecca (firstname.lastname@example.org) or text 715 905 0431. Limited to 100 seats.
Price-Taylor County Chapter Wisconsin Farmers Union Potluck and Meeting
Sunday, July 14, 2019
This event is in the early planning stages. We will be establishing the details for this potluck farm dinner/summer meeting in the coming month. Please check back or follow our Facebook page for updates!
Pumpkin Pick – Sunday, October 6, 2019
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
All CSA members (this includes market CSA 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! 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 food available in the pack shed. Check it out! Number of pumpkins per person based on growing season. Check out your newsletter for details as the season unfolds.