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Garden Shares Registration

GARDEN SHARES
Our Shares reservations for the 2022/2023 season are open!
About Our Shares
 Our vegetables, greens, and herbs are grown at our Garden/farm location in Deerfield Beach using organic methods.
 Our shares season runs from November through April, depending on when hot weather ends our season; shares pickups are weekly.
 In addition to delicious veggies, your CSA subscription supports our vegetable and fruit donations to local food pantries and soup kitchens.
 Pickup locations are at the garden in the Tedder community of Pompano Beach (Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings) and at the Patricia Davis Community Garden near Blanche Ely School (Wednesday afternoons).

We hope to start Saturday, October 29th and will provide credit if we begin later because of weather/production delays.

Garden Shares – $42.00 per week (2-3 people)
Large/Family Garden Shares – $64.00 per week (4-6 people)
Leafy Greens Shares – $32.00 per week

Pay by the month
Cost/month: Share Family/Large Greens
October: 40.00 60.00 30.00
November/January/
February/March: 160.00 240.00 120.00
December/April: 200.00 300.00 150.00

Seasonal Payment
Share: 1,000.00 (80.00 savings)
Family 1,500.00 (100.00 savings)
Greens 780.00 (30.00 savings)

“Our family has loved the opportunity to support our community while bringing home high-quality local organic produce. As a family with two small children, the Garden Share is the perfect amount and variety of vegetables and herbs. We look forward to the opportunity to try something new each week and enjoy bringing our children to the farm to share the experience and watch our produce grow. “
—Jason Yaker
Questions? Contact: info@thefruitfulfield.org or call: Jaime 954-922-0220

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Open House

The Fruitful Field was the place to be on Saturday morning. Tours, volunteer activities, program registration, and lots of sunshine filled the morning. We are thankful for all that turned out to support our mission of providing fresh local fruit and vegetables to all in our community.
Join us on Saturday, October 15, 2022, between 9:00 am and 12:30 pm for our Annual Plant Sale! Meet our new grower, Noah. He will share tips for growing successfully in south Florida.

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Open House-Saturday, September 17th

Join us on Saturday. Explore the farm. Meet our new grower, Noah. Register for our Garden Shares program and/or Community Garden plot. Explore volunteer opportunities. There is so much happening at The Fruitful Field and we would love for you to stop by.

High School students are encouraged to join us and apply for our unique Grow City PAID Internship program. Learn about the local food system and develop leadership skills.

We have a limited number of Adult Intern opportunities as well. Adult Interns also learn about growing and harvesting food. It is a great way to learn or brush up on work skills and meet other like-minded health-conscious people.

We will be here from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm.

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Preparing for the 2022-23 Season

Come join us as we prepare for the upcoming growing Season!

Our programming includes ADULT INTERNSHIPS, GROW CITY YOUTH, GARDEN SHARES, COMMUNITY PLOTS & more. We will be adding events such as school tours and volunteer days, nutrition education, mindfulness/yoga, growing classes, and more in the near future. The Fruitful Field is proud to partner with local restaurants for fund-raising dinners. The calendar will be published soon.

Reach out to us with questions or for volunteer opportunities at info@thefruitfulfield.org or register at www. HandsonBroward.org.

The staff and Board of Directors at The Fruitful Field thank you for your support. We could not be successful without your support!

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Digging for Sweet Potatoes

As we near the end of November, it’s still a crazy busy time of year for the garden. We are nearly finished transitioning from our summer-fallow fields to planted rows. That means weeding and prepping beds, transplanting, weeding, and continuing to start seedlings. And weeding….. It doesn’t always go as quickly as we’d like. We’re thankful for our two new adult interns, who are learning the ways of the garden and the harvest knife. And for our staff who are making a good start on teaching the entire process to our GrowCity Youth interns at both TFF sites. Jenny and Amanda (our adult interns at the TFF Parkway site) have just completed their first month of harvesting with us at the TFF site, while Will, Chris, and Sam have done the same at the Patricia Davis Community Garden, our second site in Pompano.

Brinkley and Rebecca, GrowCity Youth interns at the Parkway garden, harvested over 300 pounds of sweet potatoes from our summer garden to go into autumn and Thanksgiving meals. We planted those sweet potato slips in late spring and watched them grow and vine throughout the heat and humidity of our South Florida summer. Some of the tubers they harvested are massive, some are the shapes and sizes people are used to seeing at the grocery store, and some are smaller — a full range of sizes, shapes, and colors. We’ll go back through those rows for another look and see if we missed any — there always seem to be a few that get away from us and then start growing once we’ve replanted the row with its new crop….

Our fall fundraising seedling sale brought both old and new friends to the garden in support of our GrowCity Youth program. GrowCity Youth helped out, leading garden tours and carrying plants out to people’s cars. It was a lovely day seeing so many of our garden friends and meeting others new to the Fruitful Field. If you missed it, don’t worry — we plan a second sale for mid-December, coinciding with our GrowCity Youth graduation.

As always, the garden is thankful for our amazing volunteers. If you are interested in getting your hands dirty with us, we would love to see you! Come out to work with us on our monthly Volunteer Work Days (the third Saturday morning of each month 9 a.m. to noon). We also thank our more frequent volunteers, from those that come out each week for a few hours to help with weeding, watering, mowing, or other tasks — all the way up to our adult intern program of six scheduled hours per week to make our CSA program and veggie donations possible. There are always a range of projects that may connect with your particular interests — get in touch with us and come out for a garden tour to see what we do!

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