Flicks At Bayside Park Farm Saturday

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
A Flicks at the Farm event at Bayside Park Farm in 2011. KLH | Eye

A Flicks at the Farm event at Bayside Park Farm in 2011. KLH | Eye

SUNNY BRAE – Your local farmers at Bayside Park Farm invite you to a free Flicks on the Farm outdoor film night at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 8 at 930 Old Arcata Road in Sunny Brae.

The event features an open-air screening of film festival sensation, Dirt! The Movie.

Dirt! explores the nature of soil, the living skin of the earth and tells the tale of the relationship between society and soil.

Filmgoers are encouraged to dress warmly and bring lawn chairs or blankets and a small flashlight. Organic popcorn will be available for a donation. (615) 427-9372, parkfarm@cityofarcata.org.

Farm shares available

Now is the time to secure your farm share from the Bayside Park Farm before the vegetable harvesting begins. Enjoy 21 weeks, from June until November, of some of the freshest organic produce available, grown with care by local farmers.

Each farm share costs $450 and each week’s box of produce will feed about three or four people. That’s about $22 a week for organic, locally grown food.

Community supported agriculture, or CSAs, are a way for people to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Members of the CSA support their farmers by pledging their commitment and purchasing a share in the spring.

Once harvest begins, shareholders pick up their portion of weekly produce at the farm.

Buying directly from the farmer keeps your dollars local, builds a sustainable economy and cuts down on greenhouse gas emissions from trucking in food.

Bayside Park Farm is a two-acre vegetable farm located in the City’s Bayside Park on Old Arcata Road. The farm has been operated since 1993 by blossoming student farmers.

To buy a share in your community organic farm, contact the Arcata Recreation Division office at (707) 822-7091. Shares can also be purchased at cityofarcata.org/departments/parks-recreation/.

For more information about CSAs and the farm, call Farmer Jayme at (615) 427-9372 or Farmer Leandra at (951) 258-4609, or e-mail baysideparkfarm@cityofarcata.org.