Cherrywood Farm Hosts End of Season Picnic

On Saturday, June 15, Cherrywood Farm members joined other neighbors for a potluck picnic at Patterson Park. This being central Texas, mid-June is when the spring growing season starts to wind down. Saturday morning marked the farm’s last distribution of shares for the season at in.gredients, with a rich bounty of eggplants, tomatoes, chard, peppers, beans, and herbs. In the early evening 24 members, land hosts, and other neighbors gathered to celebrate a successful fourth season of growing food and community. The kids enjoyed the playground, and everyone savored the chilled watermelon, hummus, quiche, zucchini bread, and other refreshments.

The Cherrywood Farm is part of the Urban Patchwork network of community farms around Austin. It works much like a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), in which members subscribe for a season and receive a regular share of the harvest, but here, they also participate in the farm work. The season that just finished ran for 18 weeks and provided 19 families with a large box of fresh local vegetables and a dozen eggs every other week. The fall season will begin mid-October, with membership recruitment beginning in August. For more information about how to join the farm, contact Terry Dyke at .

Cherrywood Farm summer picnic

To see more photos of the picnic and farm, visit Flickr.

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