Funk Town Farm Blog

saturday, april fourteenth, 2012. by funktownfarm
April 13, 2012, 9:40 pm
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We’ll be sowing seeds and doing other spring garden things this Saturday.

Come by and enjoy the sunshine!

betsy 10-12

jess 12-2


saturday, march tenth by funktownfarm
March 10, 2012, 8:14 am
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Jess will open the garden at 10 am and Daphne will close at 2 pm.

We hope you can join us!

This spring the garden is growing into a teaching garden!  Several kindergarten and elementary schools will be visiting in the next few months.  Daphne is planning a schedule for kids to harvest as well as plant.

We’re also having a local group volunteer to install a small patch of native grasses near the garden entrance.  This space will serve as a little classroom for kids.  It will also be a nice place for a picnic…all are welcome to enjoy this space!

Lastly, we plan to designate one of our raised beds this year for seed-saving, both for own farm as well as for the Seedfolks Community Seed Libraries, which is currently located at the Cesar Chavez branch of the Oakland Public Libraries.  Go check it out:

saturday, february 18, 2012. by funktownfarm
February 17, 2012, 8:34 pm
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Dear Farmers,

There are no garden leaders available to lead the Saturday shifts tomorrow, so come by the garden to work on any unfinished projects on your own.  If you’re interested in being a Saturday work day leader one or two Saturdays each month, please contact us!  
Our apologies for the late notice.  We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday weekend!

december 17 until 2012! by funktownfarm
December 17, 2011, 1:08 am
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Happy Holidays, Farmers!

‘Tis the season to be with families and enjoy a little down-time, so Funk Town Farm will be on “holiday” until New Year, since all of our regular workday shift leaders are away.

While the garden is in its season of rest, we might as well be, too!

Wishing you a safe, peaceful holiday season!

Honey, Plum and Pear! by betsyj
December 1, 2011, 12:59 pm
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This just in from our friends in Santa Cruz:

Haven’s Heavenly Honey – $12
I’m telling you, folks, this stuff is pure gold!  From a backyard bee keeper with some truly gifted bees.

Plum and Pear Preserves – $5 – $7 
Sweet treats from their Santa Cruz trees, perfect on a toasted English muffin.

These Meyer Lemon Treats from our Oakland Garden are still available:

(NEW!) Vanilla-Lemon Candied Citrus, $6/Jar
Lemon Curd, $5/Jar
Meyer Lemon Marmalade, $6/Jar
Moroccan Lemons, $5/Jar

We are currently sold out of vegetables.  If you are a pickler or preserver of veggies, please consider donating to our pop up stand!


Holiday Fundraiser: Funk Town Preserves! by betsyj
November 28, 2011, 3:40 pm
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We need to raise $200 for our new compost system, which provides green waste disposal to neighborhood families as well as rich compost for Funk Town and other gardens.

So, support Funk Town Farm by purchasing preserves made by Funk Town Farmers!

Currently available:

Lemon Curd, $5/Jar
Meyer Lemon Marmalade, $6/Jar
Moroccan Lemons, $5/Jar

Organic Green Beans, $3/Jar
Jackie’s Crispy Pickles, $8/Jar (1 Jar left)

To order and coordinate pickup, email

If inventory is available, we’ll have jams for sale this Saturday at Funk Town, 10am-2pm.

Are you an experienced canner?  Do you have back yard fruit or eggs?  Pitch in!  Email to donate or volunteer for the Holiday Fundraiser.





saturday, november 12, 2011. 10-2. by funktownfarm
November 12, 2011, 9:46 am
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it’s not raining!  so we’ll be gardening!  come by!

garden leaders:   tami and jess

hope to see you~