November 29th, 2014 by caitlyn

Mark your calendars everyone! And join us at the farm for our first ever Winter Faire & Holiday Market!

10am – 5pm
at the farm, 203 Cotter St in the Outer Mission**

The scene:
We’ll have a crackling fire in the chiminea, lights strung about, and hot tea and cocoa simmering all day. There will be scheduled farm tours and herb walks, kids’ activities, a puppet show, and music. The paths will be mowed and tidy, rows of garlic and onions will be poking out of the straw mulch, and young spring flower crops will be sprouted in the front field, ready to head into winter. You can peruse tables filled with top notch Bay Area goods, perfect for all your holiday gift giving, and then sit on blankets by the fire in the low December light, enjoying some music and hot refreshments. It’s been a long, focused season at the farm, and we are very excited to open up the gate, pour mugs of hot cocoa, and mark the end of this year with all of you.

The goods:
The faire will be a one stop shop for really incredible gifts! We’ve been working hard throughout the summer & fall to prepare Little City treats for you. Dried flower bouquets, herbal products made by our resident herbalists, tote bags, herb planter boxes, posters and more. We’ve also invited in a range of talented artist friends to share their handmade goods:

1849 Medicine Gardenlocal SF grown tinctures and herbal medicines
Ali Budnereast bay herbal remedies
Brooke Budnerfellow Little City co-founder bringing her farm-grown & foraged goods from Orcas Island, WA
Bob Shortwooden cutting boards and candle holders — made right next door to the farm!
Milk MaidSan Francisco-made cheeses and more
Richard Cheungdrawings from the farm
Zoe DeringSF made ceramics & dyed goods
Julie CloutierSF made ceramics
Nana Joes Granola featuring her special blend in collaboration with Little City Gardens!
Julia Boozeoakland-based jewelry
Tamar Bejamoon calendars & other prints from the east bay
Carville Annex Pressbooks, cards and more from the Outer Sunset
Golden Bridges Schoolcrafts and goods from this SF outdoor-based school
Pink Light Botanicalsherbal skin care from the east bay
and more!

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Scheduled activities:

FARM TOUR – 11am & 2pm
Want to roam the farm and check out the crops? Curious about what we do, how things are going at the farm this year, and what we have in store for the coming season? Join Caitlyn for a brief 20 minute farm tour, with Q & A!

Bonnie Weaver, an herbalist and long time Little City Gardens volunteer, will lead a short walk through the farm, identifying common medicinals and highlighting their benefits and uses. This is a great chance to learn about the plants that have gone into our Little City Gardens herbal salve, hand cream, and herbal mist — available at the faire.

PUPPET SHOW – 11:30am & 12:30pm
Preschool and Kindergarden teachers from Golden Bridges School will present a hand puppet rendition of The Elves and the Shoemaker! Don’t miss it.

Come make colorful window stars out of kite paper with Golden Bridges School

RAFFLE! – all day
Enter for your chance to win a one month subscription to our flower & salad CSA coming this spring! Winning name will be drawn at the end of the day and announced on our website.

Please join us for a fantastic time on one of the most beautiful acres in the city! We’d love to see you!

**Please note: parking is limited in this residential area, so arrival by bicycle, MUNI (J-train to Santa Rosa Ave) or BART (Glen Park) is strongly encouraged when possible. Please respect our neighbors by not blocking driveways. See you there!

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