Sweet Farm has dedicated a portion of our land to the growing of heirloom fruits and vegetables. We believe its important for people to understand where their food comes from, across both plants and animals. Just like the animals harmed by factor farming, the factory farming of crops has resulted in a decrease in the variety and quality of the food we eat, and the loss of some of the most beautiful types of plants.
While it's currently rainy and cold in Northern California, this January the Sweet Farm team has begun starting seeds under our barn grow light setup. So far we've planted a selection of Sweet Peas and Zinnias, as well as early starts of tomatoes and peppers.
This year we are partnering with Jay's Sober Living house - a Bay Area organization that helps youth and young adults build new skills and lives while recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. The group for Jay's will be joining us starting in February to prepare the fields for planting and get our little starters into the ground. We're looking forward to working with them to create a positive agricultural impact.
The fruits of this labor will be available to Sweet Farm visitors at our open houses this spring. Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for upcoming Open House dates!