Friday, May 20, 2011

Event: Crop Mob at Cayutaville, 5/14/2011

Announcement from Ithaca Crop Mob:

Join us this Saturday for our May mob at the Cayutaville Farm Project, an "agriculture supported community" outside of Ithaca. Bring your family and friends and get out on a farm this weekend!

WHO: Crop mobbers young and old!
WHAT: Putting up fencing, planting berry bushes and pine trees, and creating a path around the garden
WHERE: Cayutaville Farm Project, 3190 County Rt. 6, Cayutaville (20 minutes from Ithaca)
WHEN: Sat. May 14th, 1-5 p.m., followed by dinner!
Note: storm date (if thunder/lightning) is the following sat. 5/21, same time. You will get an email from Ithaca Crop Mob on Friday evening if the mob is rescheduled.

PLEASE BRING: - work gloves, extra jacket as it tends to be windy at the farm.
- a place setting for yourself
- a full water bottle, sun protection
Please leave dogs at home. Children welcome, and are to be supervised by their parents.

How to sign up:
If 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.

About The Cayutaville Farm Project: Agriculture Supported Community

We have a 13 acre farm which was the homestead for a small dairy and chicken farm dating back to the 1800’s. The two story red barn still remains. There are several old buildings from the 1920’s which we are finding several uses for. When we purchased the farm in 2005 there were 20 fruit trees, several unkempt flower gardens, plenty of weeds and a spring fed pond. Two years ago we planted asparagus, then in 2010 we planted an additional 25 fruit trees . We have also revived and expanded the perennial gardens.

The farm project began in the spring of 2010 with 4 families combining our energies, enthusiasm and knowledge to produce wholesome organic food. We started by building a 30 x 30 fenced in garden, and a 20 x 25 foot unfenced area. The season went better than accepted and we produced enough vegetables to try our hand at canning and freezing. Our group spends time planning, working , sharing meals and recipes throughout the year.

In 2011 our plan is to double the garden space and construct a 24’ x 48’ high tunnel to extend and lengthen our growing season. We like to think of our project as an ASC: agriculture supported community!

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