Farm to Table 2016

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Our first Farm to Table dinner partnering with Chef Piero owner of Pomodoro Restaurant.  Dinner featured 8 courses served with excellence by GrowCity Youth! Bravissimo! Thanks  to all who purchased tickets and supported The Fruitful Field, local business, and #seasonal food. More photos to follow. #cfbroward #issuesthatmatter #farmtotable

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Farm to Table – Saturday December 3rd at Pomodoros

SOLD OUT!

 

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We’re very pleased to announce that The Fruitful Field’s Farm-to-Table event at Pomodoro Restaurant has been re-scheduled for Saturday, December 3rd at 6pm.

You are invited to join us to support the garden and the GrowCity Youth Program! This special evening showcases vegetables from our garden, classically prepared by Chef Piero and served by our staff.

You will be introduced to Pomodoro, a local, family-owned business passionate about real food. You’ll be inspired by the stories of the impact the garden is having on local at-risk youth, and of course, you will savor and enjoy a four-course Farm-to-Table meal with wine and dessert.
This is an exclusive dining experience for up to 10 people. Tickets are $100 per person and 50% of the ticket is tax-deductible. I hope you can join us for this one of a kind south Florida event!

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Join our Intern Team

We are looking for Harvest Help on Friday mornings!

share4Work with our harvest team to harvest fresh, organically grown vegetables for distribution to Food Pantries, Food Banks, and our Share subscribers.

Contribute 3 hours each Friday morning (8:30am – 11:30am or 9am to 12noon) enjoying the beauty of the plants, trees, birds and the great outdoors.

For your efforts you will receive a weekly Half Share of our vegetables and learn the basics of growing food organically in South Florida.

Location:  At TFF’s Pompano Beach site located on the Parkway United Methodist church property.

Qualifications:

  • No Experience necessary but Highly motivated and able to carry out the physical work of a large-scale organic garden/farm
  • Willingness to work with a faith-based non-profit organization.
  • Local applicants only

If you are interested please email Tracyd@thefruitfulfield.org harvest

 

 

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Our New GrowCity Season has started!!!

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GrowCity started Monday October 3rd with 10 enthusiastic youth ready to learn job skills, farming basics, public speaking and entrepreneurship.

Check out the Instagram and Facebook pages (Links below and in the Sidebar) for photos of the youth at work and thanks again to the Community Foundation of Broward and Its Issues that Matter Funding!

https://www.instagram.com/growcityyouth/

https://www.instagram.com/the_fruitful_field/

Gardening for Good Fund of the Community Foundation of Broward

Hudson Family Fund of the Community Foundation of Broward

Jim Moran Children’s Fund of the Community Foundation of Broward

Broward’s Tribute to Children Fund of the Community Foundation of Broward

The Allen Family Fund for Children of the Community Foundation of Broward

Rick and Rita Case Fund of the Community Foundation of Broward

Mary and Alex Mackenzie Community Impact Fund of the Community Foundation of Broward

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This season’s Garden/Farm Interns

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Welcome to this season’s Garden/Farm Interns! Along with our returning Garden/Farm Manager Tracy, we’re in for another great year of vegetables. Our Garden/Farm Interns learn all about growing organically in South Florida, and receive a full garden share of vegetables every week for their efforts.
#knowyourfarmers #microlocal #gardensthatgive Grow-Gather-Give !

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We are hiring for our GrowCity Youth Program!

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Youth Education Specialist: Urban Farm

“At The Fruitful Field we grow people; in the process a lot of vegetables and fruit are produced.”

TFF seeks a part-time  Educational Specialist for our “GrowCity Farm and Table” youth program.  In its second year, GrowCity youth program at TFF provides a real-life paid work opportunity (after-school) on our non-profit organic urban farm as well as tangible development of soft skills to ten youth (ages 14-17) primarily from impoverished local neighborhoods. Through GrowCity, youth have improved future employability potential and entrepreneurship skills.  With work-based learning experiences and real tasks, as well as linkages to a wide variety of community members and professionals, youth improve their sense of responsibility, work skills, and soft skills, providing them with a strong foundation for a career in any field.

For the GrowCity Youth Education Specialist position, TFF seeks a responsible and  organized person who loves working with teens and getting their hands dirty at the same time.

The Education Specialist will be responsible for:

  • Setup and logistics for Daily Lessons
  • Assisting with on-site Program delivery & implementation
  • Everyday Record Keeping such as logging hours, quizzes, public speaking progress, etc
  • Assisting with Special Events such as: Cub Scout days, Plant sales, Instructional fair at Bright Horizons special needs school, Open House, etc.

The ideal candidate will have these qualifications:

      • Experience working with 14-16 year old youth.
      • Interest in Organic Gardening/Urban Farming (though no experience required)
      • Organizational skills, strong work ethic, and a sense of humor.
      • Ability to pass a background check.
      • Willingness to work with a faith-based non-profit organization.
      • The ability to lift objects up to 50 lbs and participate in regular outdoor work.

Details & Hours:  

  1. Program Delivery Times: Mon/Tues/Wed from 2:30pm to 6:30pm, Required  (12 hrs/week minimum)
  2. Special Events: once a month (4-6 hrs per month; often Saturday morning)
  3. Other: 4-6 hrs/week on a negotiable basis
  • Starting Pay: $15/Hour beginning September 26 through May 3.
  • The Education Specialist is supervised by the GrowCity Program Manager.
  • Local applicants preferred, as no housing benefit is provided.

To Apply:
Send Cover Letter and Resume to info (at) thefruitfulfield.org  

Position closes Monday Sept 19th.  

The Fruitful Field Background:   TFF has been in existence for seven years, providing community gardening, sub-tropical agriculture, food forest, permaculture, urban farming, and community engagement opportunities (i.e., contact with the homeless, mentally ill, and inner-city youth, as well as ‘green surburbanites’, etc) to South Florida residents. Our Garden-Farm loves to see organically-grown vegetables in the hands of those who need them most via our unique ‘Buy-Give’ Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Shares program: Every share purchased ensures produce is given to needy families, food pantries, and soup kitchens, as well as supports our youth jobs program, GrowCity.  

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