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Fresh from the Forge Garden

Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014
Buy Fresh Buy Local, Santa Clara Valley

Summer is in full swing! Can you smell all the tomatoes, melons, stone fruits, and other goodies coming in hot and fresh from farms across Santa Clara County. People of all ages and ethnicities around the valley are rejoicing in the bounty of heart’s delight. August is, without a doubt, the peak month for foodies and non-foodies alike; after all, who can resist those ripe heirloom tomatoes? Take advantage of this fleeting moment!

With so much going on around the Valley, it can be hard to stay informed and keep track. If you’re looking for all local food related adventures, then you have to check out the Buy Fresh Buy Local Guide!

CAFF (Communtiy Alliance for Family Farmers) puts together this awesome guide. Inside you will find:

  • Dates, times, and locations for over 40 farmers markets in the region Santa Clara Valley
  • Seasonality Charts for the diverse fruits and vegetables available throughout the year
  • A list of Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs
  • Editorials about the history of farming in the valley, the farm to table movement, and urban agriculture and education farm projects
  • A list of organizations within Santa Clara Valley to support the environment and a sustainable food system

Find the Buy Fresh Buy Local Guide available online, at Farmers Market, and other community hubs. It’s free!

One farm stand not listed in this guide - the Forge Garden Farm Stand! Be sure to get your hands on the most local produce grown right here on SCU campus! Check us out every Friday from 11:30-1:30 pm. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram (theforgegarden), and the Forge Garden website.

Get out there and explore your valley of heart’s delight!

Contributed by Rose Madden, Organic Garden Manager, the Forge Garden

Tags: Food, Forge Garden, Responsible Consumerism, Travel



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