Come join GTC and the Springfield Food Policy Council this Saturday, May 11 for our annual Plant Sale and Gardener's Gathering, 9 am - 1 pm, at GTC's Farm at 200 Walnut St. in Springfield. The event will be held RAIN or SHINE! We will have a large tent to make it a bit easier on our shoppers given our rainy spring weather this year. Plenty of free parking available!
Come meet your neighbors, learn something new, and celebrate spring!
We will have a wide selection of healthy vegetable and fruit starts (young plants ready to go in the ground) for sale, along with many herbs, flowers and a few houseplants, just in time for Mother's Day. Wrapped gift plants will also be available, starting at $5. Prices range from $2.00 - $4.00 for seedlings to $25.00 for a beautiful, overflowing hanging basket.
Come check out the free workshops organized by the Springfield Food Policy Council between 10 am and 12 pm. Topics will include:
GTC's Farm Store will be also be open featuring GTC grown pesticide-free lettuce, spinach, cilantro, and chives along with veggies and fruit from other farms and other delicious grains and speciality items. We will also have our new line of spring T-shirts available! We accept cash, debit, credit and SNAP benefits for payment. You can use your SNAP benefits to purchase any vegetable, fruit or herb plant in addition to food items!
NEW plant offerings this year: Cauliflower, Celery, Rainbow Swiss Chard, Leeks, Poblano Peppers, Rosa Bianca Eggplant, White Star Eggplant, Chocolate Mint and many more! We are also offering many of last year's favorites, such as Basil, Thyme, Strawberries, Sweet Green Peppers, Gandules, Heirloom tomatoes, Kale, Sun gold Cherry Tomatoes, and Lavender!
Thanks to your incredible generosity we were able to raise $76,874!!*
Because of you, our amazing community, we are starting 2019 out on strong footing, able to sustain our winter farm store while providing a winter leadership curriculum for our youth.
We know that this outpouring of generosity comes because you understand the importance of our food justice, racial equity, and youth development work. We promise to continue building on our past efforts with dedication, integrity and passion.
We couldn't do it without you -- many thanks!
*amount includes the matching gifts from generous friends of GTC
We are celebrating an abundant harvest and the opening of our new farm stand!
Thanks to your support, we have grown over 4,000 pounds of healthy food this year and opened our beautiful Community Farm Stand..
Twenty five youth worked hard through the heat and the rain to grow delicious, pesticide-free fruits and vegetables for their neighbors. We purchased thousands more pounds from local farms and sold it at affordable prices, all while building the leadership of our youth.
Help us continue to grow our impact over the winter months.
Your gift will support our Winter Leadership Institute, where youth learn more about sustainable farming, racial justice, and food sovereignty, increase their knowledge of the vegetables we grow, and become more confident leaders. We will also operate our Community Farm Store for two days/week, as we know people's need for good food doesn't end in the winter!
ALL GIFTS MADE BY DECEMBER 31 WILL BE MATCHED BY GENEROUS FRIENDS OF GTC! We have raised $40,000 in matching pledges - all we need is your gift to access these generous challenge grants!
Our deep thanks for supporting GTC and our work to nurture the land, grow strong youth leaders, provide healthy food for our community, and build a movement for food justice!
Your gifts inspire and humble us, and help us to grow stronger each year.
We are so happy to announce that we already have a date and place for our 8th Annual Pancake Breakfast! Our Pancake Breakfast includes music and performances, as well as great food. We also raffle off a wide range of gift baskets featuring local businesses, fair trade and locally grown products, crafts and other prizes. Are you ready?
For tickets, CLICK HERE!
Walnut Street Farm Store
200 Walnut St.
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HIP IS BACK!
Buy your fruits and veggies at GTC with SNAP and get FREE FOOD with your HIP* benefit
*The HIP program gives families using their SNAP card $40 - $80 MORE SNAP dollars each month (depending on family size) when they buy fresh fruits and veggies from GTC and other qualified farms!