Sunday, April 5, 2009

Sweetwater Organic Farm

The Earth Laughs

We finally made it to the Sweetwater Organic Farm Sunday Market! This place is amazing. An suburban oasis tucked away in the middle of Tampa along a creek. I love the vibe of the farm. Everything is organic and the people are friendly and knowledgeable. We took a farm tour and learned more about what they do. We want to start volunteering there to learn more about farming and get involved with the community. It's so much better to eat organic, in-season produce! Check out my previous blog: Aspiring Locavore

Sweetwater Organic Community Farm is a nonprofit educational organic farm providing healthy food, educational programs and community events for the Greater Tampa Bay community. We're located on 6 acres of suburban property along the Sweetwater Creek in Tampa's Town 'n' Country neighborhood. Come check out our programs:

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Membership Program

Sweetwater Sunday Farmers’ Market – open to the public

Sweetwater Music Series

Healthy Living Workshops & Yoga Classes

Field Trip Program for visiting groups

Seasonal Celebrations

Volunteer & Intern Program

Come Grow With Us!

Although we got a late start today, we did come home with a few treasures.

A dozen fresh eggs!

Baby Roma tomato plant

Cream Sausage tomato plant (white Roma)

4-pack homemade soap sampler

Sweetwater is having an Earth Day festival next Saturday starting at 11am. We're going to try to make that one and buy more produce... and hopefully sign up for the CSA!

After the farm we stopped at Home Depot for some household things, soil and pots. I fell in love with the orchids! Could not resist buying one... so many beauties that it was hard to choose. Here's my choice...

What a better time than now to move into even more of a
locavore/farmer lifestyle!
All signs point to YES.

Last night walking back to the car from the ska show there was a lonely plant on the sidewalk. It looked like it had fallen out of a window a few stories up and someone had already cleared away it's pot. I picked it up and brought it home. How can I resist a beautiful free plant?

The Lonely Plant

Not sure what kind of plant this is, but it looks like it blooms lovely pink flowers!

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