Sunny Days and Spooky Signs

Blue skies, sunshine and gorgeous fall leaves are making us feel extra lucky to be at the farm. We are still in full-on harvest mode so make sure to come visit our Farm Market on Wednesdays from 2 pm - 6 pm and Saturdays from 10am-2pm! Arriving early will ensure you the full selection of greens, squash, leeks, broccoli, radishes and carrots.

Exciting news this week is that we're planting our garlic! If you have space at your home garden, we would definitely recommend this delicious and healthy crop. See our section on Winter Growing Tips below for more information.
 

Volunteer Call Out!

We would love your help with our annual pumpkin patch! See Volunteer Recruitment below for how to sign up.

T'is the season for thankfulness, and here at the garden we're feeling grateful for all the soil biota that feed our plants, the sun that gives our crops an extra boost of growth, and the community members that love and support the Farm. We hope you have some time this week to thank and celebrate those around you, whether they're family, friends, insects or plants.

Get Spooky with us at this year's Pumpkin Patch! Read on below to find out more!

 Always Growing,

     - Claire, Michael, & Haydn

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4. Volunteer Recruitment
5. Get Involved!

Loutet Farm Pumpkin Patch!

Join us for our annual pumpkin patch! Bring your family to pick a pumpkin and support Loutet Farm. We'll have activities for kids and adults, including pressing apples for fresh apple juice - make sure to bring your own jar or mug. We will also be celebrating our monthly community market, where we invite local vendors to sell their goods, & wares. Contact us if you are interested in selling at our market. We would also love to have volunteers! Let us know if you would like to help out by signing up here.

Loutet Farm Field Trips

Take advantage of the amazing weather this week and plant garlic! Planting any time in October will ensure that it has enough time to size up into big, healthy heads for harvest in July. Add compost to your garden beds and dig it in well. A few days before you plant, separate the garlic heads into individual cloves, but don't peel them. Plant cloves (root end down!) 4-6 inches apart, 2-4 inches deep. Covering soil with straw or leaves will help keep the cloves from freezing. For more tips, check out the West Coast Seeds Growing Guide here.
 Join our Volunteer Team!

We can use all the support we can get! Whether you've volunteered in the past, or if you've never volunteered before, we'd love to hear from you! You can find more information about signing up to volunteer here:  We're also open to group and corporate volunteers.

Indoor Winter Gardening

Still keen to keep gardening indoors for the winter? Check out these tips from Modern Farmer:

Get Involved


We are always looking for volunteers at Loutet Farm and for our Sharing Gardens!
  1. Internships with EGP
  2. Volunteer with EGP
  3. Become a Community Market Vendor
  4. Book a Farm Tour
  5. Help Grow Edible Garden Project

Upcoming Events

October 20: Pumpkin Patch (10am-1pm) and Loutet Farm Community Market (10am-2pm)
October 21: Garden Smart Workshop: Grow your own mushrooms at the Lynn Canyon Ecology Center


 

Loutet Farm Workbees (ongoing)

Tuesdays 2:00-4:00 pm
Thursdays 5:00-7:00 pm

Stay tuned to our website calendar or our Facebook page for other upcoming events and workshops!

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