Community

We love your farm and had fun working and camping there in the summer. It is so peaceful there.

Rita & Jim

Grandma & Grandpa, lifelong gardeners

2018 Event Schedule

Join our celebrations of land stewardship and organic farming!

We aim to host a Community Potluck on one Saturday of each month, taking breaks here and there.  Bring your favourite recipe and enjoy the company of others who value real, delicious, and healthy food.  These potlucks are LGBTQ/queer-friendly, family friendly, and for anyone to attend- CSA members, neighbours, friends, family, market customers and more!

Potlucks happen rain or shine and are a great opportunity to tour the farm, meet the farmers, and celebrate local food!  Sometimes we do special things at the potluck like music, talent show, film screening, campfires, etc.  If you have an idea for a potluck, we’d love to incorporate it!  Here are the events coming up this season:

April 28: Season Opener Spring Potluck.  Tour the farm and see the progress we’ve made over the winter to renovate our Glass Greenhouse. Hang out with baby vegetables.  Play games or do crafts in the evening.  Our first Community Potluck of the Season. 5pm

May 26: Our 4th Annual Seedling Sale.  An assortment of vegetable, perennial, flower, and herb seedlings.  Sale from 3-6 pm.  Potluck at 6pm.

June/July: No events ’cause Farmers Bethany and Seb are having a baby!

August 5:  Kid’s Farm Day, Community Work-Bee, and Barn Party! Come and help us catch up on our mid-summer thinning, weeding, and planting while we entertain your kids with a Kid’s Farm Scavenger Hunt!  Afterwards we will share in a potluck meal in the barn!  Starts at 2pm, Potluck 5pm.

September and October events TBA!  

 

School and Group Visits

School Groups Grades 6-12 or adult groups are the best fit for visiting our farm!  You may come and tour our farm depending on the season and our availability. We offer hands-on learning experiences and immersion in the farm.  We can only host a limited number of groups, but we absolutely love to share the farm with students when we can so please contact us directly if you are interested.

We have liability insurance and can forward you our insurance policy to ensure it lines up with your school’s requirements.

Intern or Volunteer at Zócalo

There are a number of ways that you can get involved in helping and learning from us at our farm. We offer a full-season internship program, and also welcome individual volunteers for a day in the field, for weekly volunteering, or for a short-stay. See below for more details on the various programs.

Here is a description of our Programs:

General VOLUNTEERS:  We accept general volunteers to help out on most weekdays from April-end September or at our Saturday work-bee in August.  We ask each CSA member to be a general volunteer once during the season! Tuesdays and Thursdays are the BEST days, but all weekdays usually work.  If you are interested in spending a day or half-day at the farm with us, email or call us.  (If it is last-minute calling/texting is best!)

Work-Trade VOLUNTEERS:Are Volunteers who come weekly in exchange for a regular-size CSA share.  They join us either one or two harvest days each week (Tuesday/Thursday) ussually for about 22 weeks between April/May until the end of September.

Short Stay VOLUNTEERS On occasion we are able to house and host volunteers who want to be immersed in the farm for a week or two.  Email if you are interested!

OUR FULL SEASON INTERNSHIP PROGRAM runs from May through end of October.  This is the most beneficial of our programs for aspiring farmers and special care is taken to offer an enriching learning experience for each individual.  Compensation: a monthly stipend of $500, on-farm accommodations, vegetables from the farm, and a weekly yoga class.  Both beginner and experienced applicants will be considered for these position.  We have filled our 2018 Internship Positions, feel free to inquire by email or phone for 2019.  

” I could not have found a better place to do my first internship! As farmers, Beth and Seb are extremely knowledgeable, professional, and dedicated. As mentors, they are also really friendly, creative, and encouraging… So many good conversations happened out in the field! We worked really hard, but also took time off for field trips, ‘lunch n’ learn’ sessions, yoga breaks and dips in the pond! The farm is beautiful, the food is delicious, and the work is truly a labour of love!” <3  -Julie, 2015 Intern