Mark your calendars everyone! And join us at the farm for our first ever Winter Faire & Holiday Market!
SATURDAY DECEMBER 13th
10am – 5pm
at the farm, 203 Cotter St in the Outer Mission**
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 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 Garden – local SF grown tinctures and herbal medicines
Ali Budner – east bay herbal remedies
Brooke Budner – fellow Little City co-founder bringing her farm-grown & foraged goods from Orcas Island, WA
Bob Short – wooden cutting boards and candle holders — made right next door to the farm!
Milk Maid – San Francisco-made cheeses and more
Richard Cheung – drawings from the farm
Zoe Dering – SF made ceramics & dyed goods
Julie Cloutier – SF made ceramics
Nana Joes Granola – featuring her special blend in collaboration with Little City Gardens!
Julia Booze – oakland-based jewelry
Tamar Beja – moon calendars & other prints from the east bay
Carville Annex Press – books, cards and more from the Outer Sunset
Golden Bridges School – crafts and goods from this SF outdoor-based school
Pink Light Botanicals – herbal skin care from the east bay
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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!
HERB WALK – 3pm
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.
KIDS’ CRAFT ACTIVITY – all day
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!