Published on May 18th, 2013 in Uncategorized
Sunnyvale Art & Wine Festival
June 1 & 2
Come visit our booth at the Sunnyvale Art & Wine Festival! We will be selling plant starts, we’ll have children’s seed planting activities, and our farm stand will take place at the festival on Sunday. The farm will be closed, as our small staff cannot be two places at once!
*The garden will be open to volunteers on Saturday*
Note: Sunday, May 26th the farm will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.
The farm stand will not be open and no volunteering will take place on Sunday.
*The garden will be open to volunteers on Saturday*
Published on May 17th, 2013 in Uncategorized
Come learn what it takes to run a farm.
Join our internship program and get an education that will get your fingers dirty, your body tired, and your mind full of possibilities.
Published on May 6th, 2013 in Uncategorized
Harness the power of the sun and cook your food in an ecological, economical, time-saving and non-fuel manner.
Class will cover:
Why? Solar ovens are fun to use and they use no fuel.
Where? Anywhere, front or back yard, while out camping.
Who? Anyone can use a sun oven.
What? What can you cook using a solar oven. The class will include recipes and some basic considerations when cooking with a solar oven.
Solar box cookers can attain temperatures of up to about 350 deg. C (325 deg. F), so they can be used to sterilize water or prepare most foods that can be made in a conventional oven or stove, from baked bread to steamed vegetables to roasted meat.
In the class we will make homemade solar ovens from simple materials you have at home. We will make a solar panel cooker and a solar box cooker. We will also have a ‘sport’ solar oven from the Solar Oven Society to examine, and see how it performs.
We will also discuss how to cook with a solar oven and recipes.
Where: Full Circle Farm
When: May 18th; 2-3:30pm
To register contact Mark Paterson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Published on March 8th, 2013 in farm
Have you been thinking of joining our CSA?
We enroll new members each quarter.
Check out our CSA PAGE and let us know you are interested by signing up on the WAIT LIST.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farm. What could be more local and better than supporting the educational and community farm right here in Sunnyvale!
If you are unfamiliar with the concept, here are the basics: a farmer offers a certain number of “shares” to the public. Interested consumers purchase a share (aka a “membership” or a “subscription”) and in return receive a box (bag, basket) of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season.
What do you get out of it?
Cook with the freshest food, with all the flavor and vitamin benefits
Get exposed to new vegetables and new ways of cooking
Visit the farm, consider volunteering, see the chickens
Observe your children starting to favor food from “their” farm – even veggies they’ve never been known to eat
Develop a relationship with the farmers who grow your food and learn more about how food is grown
Published on January 3rd, 2013 in farm
Do you have excess fruit on your trees this season but no time or know-how to harvest or use it all? Let Full Circle Farm’s Glean Team come help you!
We can send our experienced harvest crew with ladders, fruit pickers, and harvest crates. We are respectful, tidy, and quiet. We can pick as much of your fruit as you would like, leave as much as you want behind, and take away any rotten or fallen fruit for composting. Donated fruit goes to support our CSA Program, Farm Stand, and local food banks. Donors receive $5.00 Farm Stand coupon for their service to the non-profit and a donation receipt letter.
Tell us your fruit tree type/s, location, whether you would like a donation receipt letter, and a good time for us to come and harvest.
Email Zea: email@example.com, to schedule a date/time for the Glean Team to come by your residence
Published on November 8th, 2012 in Uncategorized
Resident Drummer at Full Circle Farm
Full Circle Farm is blessed to receive the talents of so many amazing people who become part of our growing community. One of these amazing people is Janetta Coleman. Janetta’s passion is to teach children African drumming traditions and she is also interested in connecting these traditions with what is happening at Full Circle Farm. Not too far back in human history, agriculture, food, music, and most other aspects of human existence all blended together in one continuous quilt of culture. So, weaving drumming and farming back together is simply a revival of ancient traditions that are finding new roots in our modern (and sometimes disjointed) culture. Having our own “Resident Drummer” at Full Circle Farm is exciting, and we can’t help but wonder if the plants appreciate the drumming too!
Little Drummer – Big Drum!
Seeing and hearing Janetta and her children perform drumming at Full Circle Farm is energizing and has the effect of awakening a sense of joy and adds a vibrant dimension to the many ways people are looking to connect with the work we do and the community we are building with sustainable, local food at the center of it all. If you are interested in the work that Janetta is doing, or would like information about how your children can sign up for drumming classes, please contact Janetta by clicking here.