March 8th Farm FUNdraising Event Announcement

Fun Benefit Event for Mustard Seed Farm

What; square dance, pottery sale, silent auction and soup supper

Why; help raise funds to build a storm shelter and pond/wetland this spring at Mustard Seed Community Farm, a local volunteer-run farm that grows food to help with local hunger needs

When; Sunday, March 8th from 4 - 7 pm

Where; St. Thomas Aquinas Church basement activity hall (Lower Lounge), 2210 Lincoln Way, Ames (http://staparish.net/)
**please park next door at Memorial Lutheran Church Lot**

Fun-raiser - March 8, 4-7pm

We just want remind you about our potluck this week, CSA enrollment and announce a FUNdraiser. (Also a little farm news update.)

•Potluck - Come celebrate Friday the 13th with a get-together at 211 Howard Ave. We will have a roundtable discussion on how we live sustainably in our lives. Also your chance to wish Alice a happy birthday! Everyone welcome.
•CSA - We still have some spots in our 2015 CSA available, both paid and work shares. For more info call Alice 515-460-1467 or email mustardseedbee@gmail.com. We'd love to have you join us.

Spring Farm Projects

The farm's going to see a couple big improvement projects happening this spring. We're constructing a storm shelter and building a pond/wetland. These projects will take considerable time and money but they are very important to the continued mission of the farm

February's potluck this Friday!

Mustard Seed Farm is having another potluck Friday, Feb 13 on sustainable living. We will have a roundtable discussion on how we live sustainably in our lives. Celebrate the memory of “Summer” at the Mustard Seed Farm potluck and sustainable living discussion, open to all, 6-8pm at Adam and Bess’ house (211 Howard Ave Ames, IA 50014). In addition to wonderful food and discussion, if all goes well there may also be a bonfire afterward, featuring the writing down and ceremonial burning of regrets.

internships

Here's a picture of 4 awesome interns from 2014, and 3 awesome farm-team members:

potluck jan 9

this month's potluck at the Pink Lady house
704 Duff
ames iowa
potluck dinner at 6pm, followed by movie bits and discussion
Friday January 9, 6-8pm. Excerpts from a movie about haiti, labor, fair trade and more

winter events

Mustard Seed Community Farm winter events
and
Nicholas is back in town this week, after months in New York City working with Habitat for Humanity. Nate and Nicholas and I were working on the farm today, a beautiful sunny, not very windy, cold Iowa day.

Shop Worldly Goods and Benefit Mustard Seed Farm!

What; Benefit Opportunity for Mustard Seed Farm

Where; Worldly Goods, downtown Ames store specializing in beautifully made, fairly traded items from around the world. See http://www.worldlygoods.org/

When; Wed. Nov 19th from 4-7 p.m.

Why; Share of all proceed from sales during this time to benefit Mustard Seed Farm

Garlic Planting, Leaf Collection, Potluck ! ! !

Greetings Folks!

Mustard Seed Community Farm has 3 big things to relay today; 1) volunteer workday this Sat. Oct. 25, 2) leaf donation request and 3) 1st winter potluck announcement. Hope you can help or join us for one or all of these activities. Thanks, Nate (515-231-2002).

1) Volunteer Day, Sat. Oct. 25th from 9 am to 5 pm.
-Its garlic planting time and we have a huge need for workers to help make it happen. We have a lot of garlic to plant and mulch - its an exciting event. Come for all day, or morning/afternoon. We'll take a break for lunch around 11:30.

cider pressing

CIDER PRESSING -

Saturday Oct. 4th from 1-5. Bring as many apples as you want or can and we'll have a big pressing with our big old fashioned hand turned press and make cider you can bring home.

More details in coming weeks, but start locating some apple sources (lots of people have trees they would be happy to share if you pick em). THIS WON"T HAPPEN UNLESS YOU BRING YOUR OWN APPLES!!!!!!! We only have a few at the farm, and having to outsource our own.

Thanks, sure hope to see you, its been beautiful at the farm!

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