Friday, April 29, 2011

Crop Mob tends berry farm on 4/30/11

April's Ithaca Crop Mob

WHERE: Kestrel Perch Berry Farm: 220 Rachel Carson Way, Ithaca, NY 14850
WHEN: April 30th, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m., followed by lunch
WHAT: Transplanting blueberry bushes!
WHO: Mobbers of all ages
FARMER: Katie Creeger

Kestrel Perch is an organic berry farm located at EcoVillage.  Farmer Katie Creeger grows strawberries, summer and fall raspberries, red and black currants, blackberries and gooseberries, and now, blueberries.  Most of her berries go to her U-pick berry CSA, and she does some open U-pick as well.  Her farm is immaculately pruned and tended (she might not say so, being a sharp-eyed perfectionist, but it sure looks good to us!).

What to bring:
Please wear closed toed shoes, weather appropriate clothing, hat, and sunscreen.
Please bring full water bottles for yourselves.
Wear gloves if you have them.
If you have a digging spade/shovel, bring that along too. (Extras to share are always welcome too - label with a piece of tape, a colored ribbon, etc.). 
Bring a place setting (plate, bowl, cup, fork, spoon, napkin) for the meal.
Kids are welcome, supervised by their parents.
Please leave your pets at home.

How to sign up:
If you know for sure you'd like to come, please RSVP to Is this your first time crop mobbing? We would love to have you!
Please include in your RSVP email any dietary restrictions or special circumstances we should know about.

Get to know your fellow crop mobbers and save fuel- request or offer a ride. If you are able to offer a ride OR if you need a ride, please let us know in your RSVP email and we'll try to connect you with others.

Directions from Ithaca:
The farm is located at 220 Rachel Carson Way, Ithaca, NY 14850. Take Hector St./Rt.79w out of Ithaca.  Go about 2 miles and turn left onto Rachel Carson Way. The berry farm is fenced in on your left, park along the road.  If you get to the housing community on Rachel Carson Way, you've gone too far. 

About the farm:
Kestrel Perch Berries, a unique combination of the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and U-Pick models, supplies seasonal small fruit to members in the greater Ithaca, NY area. Kestrel Perch Berry Farm is also incorporating a "pay-as-you-go" payment option. All of her fruit is organic, grown without chemicals and all grown at her West Hill location.

You can read more about Kestrel Perch Berry Farm here:

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