Thursday, June 19, 2008

Simply Good Food Farm Days

The Simply Good Food CSA runs regular Farm Days which non-members are welcome to attend. They offer an opportunity to visit the CSA's gardens and orchards, engage with growers, and join in whatever farming activities are happening on the day.

The next Farm Day is on Saturday July 5. Here's the schedule for the day:

Start: 11:00am at Featherston Railway Station

Morning session: Enjoy a talk on some of the oldest Maori garden sites in the Wairarapa along the Cape Palliser Coast; includes a presentation by Colin Walker on the history of cultivation in New Zealand. Opportunity to help with seed processing.

Lunch: The Paddock.

Afternoon session: Visit the greenhouse with the new heating unit near Greytown and learn about winter indoor vegetable production

Finish: 5:00pm at Featherston Railway Station

Cost for the day is $20 per person or $40 for a family. This includes lunch, as well as transport to and from the station and between the different sites with guides from Simply Good Food.

RSVP by Wednesday July 2 to or (06) 379 7866.

(Pay on the the day or post a cheque to: The Wairarapa Growing Company Ltd, 76 High Street North, Carterton 5713.)

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