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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

   

For more then 30 years Farm Aid has been standing tall to support family farmers. Farm Aid works year round to build a system of agriculture that values family farmers, good food, soil and water, as well as building strong communities. The annual music festival celebrates farmers, eaters and music coming together for change!

     Hartford CT is host to this years Farm Aid and we at DIG Farm could not be more elated at how close the event will be on Saturday. As always an amazing line up of performers will be there to support this farm-tastic event. Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave...

Sunday, August 26, 2018

      

      Greetings to all you DIG-gers out there! What an amazing summer its been so far and how quickly its flying by is crazy. So here we find ourselves in the third month of our Farmers Market at Preston High School in Throggs Neck and it has been a fantastic experience. We have built so many new relationships with like minded individuals of both the community and other local farmers, purveyors. Thanks to all who show up every week to be apart of this market and support local farmers and businesses, no matter what side of the table your standing on what you do makes a difference!...

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

   

 Hey there DIG-gers hope everyone out there is enjoying their summer! We at DIG Farm have been busy little bees. So let's take a bit of time to catch up! 

      First things first, it's very important to start out by expressing how grateful DIG is for all of the wonderful volunteers we have helping us to achieve our mission! There are so many amazing like minded people that help in a multitude of different ways to support DIG in moving forward each and everyday, thank you with all our hearts. We also had a fantastic new group of Volunteers come to the farm this past Thursday from Morgan Stan...

Friday, June 15, 2018

       This past Tuesday blessed us with a picturesque day down by the waterfront at Preston High School for the Grand Opening of the North East Bronx Farmers Market. We at DIG Farm are so excited and grateful to be apart of this weekly local market this summer and well into the fall months. Okay so lets just get right to it! There was something for everyone on Tuesday, from all natural locally handcrafted pet treats from Pet Wants to homemade accessories by OffDaBolt. Keep in mind its early in the growing season, part of the beauty of farmers markets is being able to shop with the growing season. Havin...

Monday, June 11, 2018

   Hey there DIG-gers! It's been awhile since I've shared the dirt with everyone about what we've been up to and also how you can get in on what's coming!

     First let us catch up on the happenings at Hawtree Creek Middle School in Queens. We have said it before, but I have to put it out there that we absolutely love working with these kids and the faculty! We are moving quickly into our third year and we couldn't be happier about it. Last month the kids got their hands dirty mixing in organic compost to the raised beds and they planted with lots of heart and soul, seriously what more could you as...

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Hello DIG-gers!  We hope this update finds all that follow our activities settling into 2017 with abundance and gratitude. We are taking this time to share with everyone how thankful we are for all that have been supportive of DIG Farm,  with our goals of reconnecting people to the wholesome good of the farm, promote the good food movement and support us in our endeavors to teach children to grow an organic and sustainable future.

Monday, December 19, 2016

     

       This past Tuesday December 13th we paid another visit to the Hawtree Creek MS, though it was a bit chilly out the sun was shining and we spent some time in the garden. We harvested a large amount of parsley from the raised bed, which the kids split up and took home with them. The kids then went around and picked up pieces of trash that had found its way into the space and learned how to remove this past seasons plants from the beds. Everything pulled from the beds went into the compost pile, along with two buckets of coffee grounds, they mixed the compost a bit and we mov...

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

     Hello DIG-gers! We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. On November 15th we got to go visit the Hawtree Creek MS students once more. As always we had a fantastic time with the kids there. This time around we made hummus with them, talked about the importance of organic composting, discussed what we were going to be up to in the coming months and had them fill out a sheet to find out what they wanted to grow in their beautiful garden area in spring and summer of 2017.

     First thing we did was have each student list ten things that they would truly enjoy starting from seed a...

Monday, November 7, 2016

      It gives me such an immense amount of joy to be bringing the news in this blog to the eyes of all of our dealing in good supporters! We at D.I.G. Farm have become the proud farmers of this 1 1/2 acre piece of land in North Salem NY, located on Ice Pond Farm. For the last two years this land has been passionately cared for By farmers Scott and Stormie O'Rourke of Deep Roots Farm NY. We have a loving partnership with Deep Roots and are so proud to see them move to a much larger organic certified piece of land in Hudson NY where they can continue to bring fresh organic herbs, vegetables, pickles, pes...

Monday, October 31, 2016

     I am so excited to share what we are up to right now with all of you lovely DIG supporters. This past Tuesday October 25th we officially embarked on what was the first of many exciting educational workshops with the students and faculty at the Hawtree Creek Middle School in Queens. Some 30 student council members and honor roll students attended the hour and a half after school workshop which encompassed a few valuable life skills; learning to pot first generation basil seeds, harvesting fresh basil from the beautiful organic garden and how to make fresh vitamin packed pesto!

     The...

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