Sunday, June 2, 2013

2013 Swore Farms Spring Field Trip!

The first CSA event was the SPRING FIELD TRIP held on Saturday, May 18th, 2013. We invited all CSA members to come enjoy the day with us for a tour of the farm, some gifts from us, and good food! Get ready for a lot of pictures! Hopefully these will give you an idea of the fun day we had.
First we gave everyone a tour of the fields, chicken coops, future greenhouse locations, and machienery. The kids liked the potato digger and the chicks the best.
Then we gave every shareholder a basket of strawberries, a bag full of spinach, and a potted flower!
We had some nice feedback about the size of the tomato plants, and most of the ripe strawberries never made it to the car. They were delish!
Wichita (our right hand man) and Kidlet#1 filled everyone's spinach bag so full, it was falling out the top!
Then it was time for the egg hunt! We allowed kids in according to ages-- under 2, then 3, then 4 & 5, then 8 and under, then everyone else!
For the ADULT egg hunt, the prizes were better than candy: a dozen of our farm fresh eggs!
DINNER TIME!! We had salad and baked russet potatoes grown right here on the farm--topped with bacon bits, sour cream, cheese, and diced onions. Don't forget the cake and dessert.
All in all, it was a really fun day. Thank you to all the members who came! We figure we fed over 100 people! (and there was food left over--so we sent baked potatoes home with people) Here's a last picture of Wichita standing beside the goodies everyone went home with today.
Doesn't that overflowing gallon bag of spinach look nice? And the strawberries... Yum!
If you live in the Pocatello area, be sure to watch for our CSA shares that will open up in January 2014. We'd love to have you come to our field trip next year.

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