Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Brazos Locavores- March Field Trip Announcement

Get ready for another wonderful field trip - this time to Leaning Tree Farm!

The March trip will be a special treat for those of you who frequent the Brazos Valley Farmers' Market, because Leaning Tree Farm is home to Lois and Garlin Vaughn, by far the largest vendor at the farmers' market. The Vaughns have grown their farm as the demand has steadily increased at the market. They now provide a wide variety of vegetables, seasonal fruits, jams and jellies, canned goods, herbs, home-ground flours, firewood (seasonal) and beef (by seasonal order). 

Come visit the farm with us and see how they work their magic, turning the tiniest of seeds into the beautiful fruits and veggies we see every week at the farmers' market. But be prepared for beauty - both the peach and plum trees should be blooming by the time we arrive. Here's the scoop:

When: Sunday, March 15 (1:00 PM)
Where: Brazos Natural Foods (we'll meet in the parking lot and carpool out to the farm)

Everyone is welcome and don't forget to bring the kids! These field trips are a wonderful opportunity to teach our little ones about where good food originates.

Please RSVP to me by Thursday, March 12. This is so that I am able to provide enough maps to carpoolers as well as inform the farm as to how many people to expect. If you have any questions, just let me know. See you there!

P.S. Want to receive the latest news on upcoming field trips and events straight to your email? Join the Brazos Locavores Google Group.

And to read about past field trips or learn more about eating locally in Brazos County, visit the Brazos Locavores website.


ttammylynn said...

I wish I could go, but I am so busy. I have to get ready for tax time without my mother-in-law accountant for the first time in about eleven years. She is moving to Austin.
I must get to King's soon for strawberries, however...this is why I usually wait until I can pick strawberries(toward the end of their season), blueberries and blackberries(at the beginning of their season) and peaches in one long trip to King's(Plantersville) and E and B's(in Hempstead)

Heather @ SGF said...

I've been wanting to go to Kings Orchard too, but my weekends have been crammed with activities. So you're going to wait until May-ish then?