2018 Slow Food Raffle

Shadowood Farm supports the Slow Food Movement. Our local Slow Food chapter has created a great Raffle Event as one of their fundraisers this year. If you are not familiar with the Slow Food Movement, here's a bit about the organization:

Slow Food inspires individuals and communities to change the world through food that is good, clean and fair for all. If you’re not familiar with the Slow Food Movement, here are their core values:

Good Food: Everyday life should include delicious nutrition; cultivate joyful connections to community and place; advocate for diversity in ecosystems and societies.

Clean Food: Protect natural resources for future generations; help people and the environment depend on each other; promote food that is local, seasonal, and sustainably grown.

Fair Food: Build local cooperation and global collaboration while respecting all laws; require no prerequisite or credential for participation; fight for dignity of labor from field to fork.

If these are goals that you can relate to, then you can help by getting involved with and supporting our local Slow Food Chapter. Raffle Tickets are now on sale for $5 each at various locations around Martin, St Lucie and Indian River counties. We have them on sale right here at Shadowood (during our regular open to the public hours) until the drawing on March 24th, 2018.

Check Out These GREAT Prizes!

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An Evening of Music and Vegetables with Sloan Wainwright, to benefit Slow Food GTC

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$75 per person (plus ticketing fee)  includes Farm to Table Dinner & Sloan Wainwright Concert. Raffle Tickets sold separately.

Saturday, March 24th, 2018 will be another wonderful night at Shadowood Farm in Palm City, FL. Share a delicious, farm fresh meal, prepared by Shadowood gardeners and Supporting Members, while dining under the stars. Then, savor the sounds of the amazingly talented, NY based singer/songwriter, Sloan Wainwright. This year’s Evening of Music and Vegetable event will serve more than just your palette and your spirit, it will also benefit our local Slow Food chapter (Slow Food Gold and Treasure Coast) in two ways:

1.       A percentage of each ticket sold will be donated to Slow Food Gold and Treasure Coast.

2.       A raffle will be held with 100% of the ticket sales going to Slow Food Gold and Treasure Coast. Raffle Tickets are $5 each, can be purchased at various locations starting February 17th . The raffle drawing will occur right before intermission on March 24th (winners need not be present, but we hope that you’ll join in the fun.) Stay tuned for more detailed information about our fabulous, Slow Food inspired Raffle prizes.

About The Organization

Slow Food inspires individuals and communities to change the world through food that is good, clean and fair for all. If you’re not familiar with the Slow Food Movement, here are their core values:

Good Food: Everyday life should include delicious nutrition; cultivate joyful connections to community and place; advocate for diversity in ecosystems and societies.

Clean Food: Protect natural resources for future generations; help people and the environment depend on each other; promote food that is local, seasonal, and sustainably grown.

Fair Food: Build local cooperation and global collaboration while respecting all laws; require no prerequisite or credential for participation; fight for dignity of labor from field to fork.

About The Farm to Table Meal

Come to the farm and enjoy a casual, scrumptious, GMO free, organic meal with a southwestern flair.  As always at Shadowood, there will be food to please every eating choice from omnivores to gluten free vegans!

Starters

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa with Corn Chips and Crudite`

Yellow Squash Soup, garnished with Sour Cream (or Cashew Crème for vegans)

Salad

Fresh Shadowood Heirloom Lettuces, Veggies and handcrafted Herbed Vinaigrette

Entrée

For Meat Eaters: Spiced, Pulled, Slow Roasted Chicken with handcrafted Gordita Shells

For Vegans: Spiced Roasted Root Vegetables, Eggplant and Tofu with handcrafted Gordita Shells

Brown Basmati Rice with Hearty Greens

Spicy Sweet Potato, Carrot Mash with Heirloom Green Beans

Dessert

Chocolate-Mocha Cake* with Mulberry Coulis

Vegan/Gluten Free Dessert option to be determined closer to 3/24 when we know what fruits we’ll have

Beverages

Water, Seltzer, Herbal Iced Tea are provided and included.

Because of limitations placed on us by insurance companies, we can longer offer guests the option of BYOB. A Cash Bar will be available and services are provided by:

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Please note that when creating a farm to table meal, we always try to be true to the food that is ready to harvest right before the event; or food that we’ve grown and processed specifically for the event. For this reason, there may be slight variations in the produce portion of the menu.

Any item marked with an asterisk* will contain one or more of the following: Dairy, Wheat or Nuts.

About The Concert

After dinner, guests will meander over to the new concert area under the Royal Palms. Everyone agrees: Whenever Sloan comes to the farm, it’s a magical night. Defying standard categorization, singer/songwriter Sloan Wainwright, consistently demonstrates her easy command of a variety of American musical styles — pop, folk, jazz and blues — held together by the melodious tone of her rich contralto, with the end result being a unique and soulful hybrid. Her family tree (brother and folk-music luminary Loudon Wainwright, nephew Rufus Wainwright, nieces Martha Wainwright and Lucy Wainwright Roche) reads like a who’s who of contemporary folk music. Sloan’s incredible gift is not only her unique songwriting ability but also her dramatically voiced rendition of original songs. Always an avid supporter of Shadowood, this will be the 7th time that Sloan will travel to the farm to share her gift.  Click HERE to check a video from a Sloan concert at the farm in 2013.

Tickets may be purchased at the farm during the hours we are open to the public, with cash or paper check. To purchase with debit or credit cards, please use the Ticketbud option below.

 

 

 

Slow Food 7th Annual U Drive Farm Tour

February 17, 2018

Shadowood Farm Tour Time is from 2 until 3PM

 During this Slow Food Farm Tour, guests can visit the annual vegetable gardens, as well as various perennial food areas around the property. Fresh produce will be available for purchasing and samples of certain vegetables and herbs will be available. If visiting the farm for the tour, close toed shoes and sun protection are strongly suggested.

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February "Help Me Grow" Meetings

Saturday, February 3rd at 9AM OR Tuesday, February 6th at 9AM: Help Me Grow Meeting. Home gardeners WITH EXISTING GARDENS or GROW POTS are welcome to join in these meetings, which are designed to help existing food growers learn and solve problems. The fee is $5 per person. Please e-mail us to reserve your space and for further information about attending our meetings.

Monthly "Help Me Grow!" Meetings

 Every gardening season is a new adventure. We learn something new every day! We've found that the best way to help gardeners is with a very hands on, garden walk through. During these meetings at Shadowood, we go from garden to garden, talk about what's working well, see what's going wrong and discuss ways to make things better.

At home gardeners are welcome to join in these meetings, which typically happen the first Tuesday and Saturday of each month, at 9AM from November through April. The fee is $5 per person. Please e-mail us to reserve your space and learn more about attending these meetings.

November Meetings: Saturday, November 4th at 9AM or Tuesday, November 7th at 9AM

December Meetings: Saturday, December 2nd at 9AM or Tuesday, December 5th at 9AM

January Meetings: Saturday, January 6th at 9AM or Tuesday, January 9th at 9AM.

Additional dates will be posted in the New Year.

10/8/17 Starter Plant Availability

It's fall gardening season and our Vegetable and Herb Starter Plants are flying off the benches! Each open pollinated, organic seed is started with loving care in organic soil by the owners hands. We're about as low tech as you can get around here, so there are no potting machines, no crews, no growth regulators or hormones, just good dirt, good seed and a little bit of organic worm castings. All of our plants are priced lower than local chain stores. We have loads of seeds in stock, but our starter plants are limited. In our experience, it's much better to direct sow (start directly in your garden or pots) things like arugula, beans, beets, carrots, cucumbers, most lettuces, most Asian greens, radishes, squash and turnips- which is why you typically won't see these things on our starter plant list. Here's what we have entering this week:

Codes: VL= Very Limited, 5 or less in stock;  L= Limited, 6-10 in stock; any plant without either of those codes means we have 10 or more plants or packs in stock.

Tomatoes, Currently in 3 inch pots

San Marzano VL; Sungold Cherry VL; Stupice VL; Japanese Black Trifele VL; Aunt Ginny VL; Arkansas Marvel L; Azoychka L; Skyway VL; Green Zebra VL; Black Boar L; Peron L; Snow White VL; Lee Caval L; Marvel Stripe L; Black Cherry VL; Black Zebra L; Pandorino VL; Supersweet 100 VL; Big Orange Stripe VL. Note our next crop will be ready towards mid-lateNovember.

Peppers, Currently in 3 inch pots

Mostly sold out. Too few left to mention...Note our next crop will be ready towards mid-lateNovember.

Eggplants, Currently in 3 inch pots

Ping Tung; Violeta Lunga VL; Nadia VL; Beatrice VL; Black Beauty L. Note our next crop will be ready towards mid-lateNovember.

Cruciferous Plants, Some in 3 inch, some in 4 packs

Purple Cauliflower; Snowball Cauliflower; Romanesco Cauliflower L; Caraflex Cabbage L; Famosa Cabbage L; Red Express Cabbage; All Seasons Broccoli VL; DeCicco Broccoli L; Lacinato Kale; Ready Next Week: Curly Roja Kale and Darkibor

Greens, Currently in 6 packs or 4 packs

Stirfry Blend L; Georgia Collards L. Note: More crops ready in early November.

Lettuces, currently in 6 packs or 4 packs

New Red Fire L; Concept L

We are currently open to the public for retail sales Wednesday through Friday from 10-5:30, as well as Saturdays from 10-1. Because our mark ups are so low, we greatly appreciate payments of cash or paper checks to help us avoid credit and debit card fees.

 

 

 

September Hours

September 2017

Due to hurricane Irma, parking will be an issue here until the grounds dry out, so please pay attention to signs when you arrive. Be sure to wear shoes that can get muddy and WATCH YOUR STEP! It will take us a couple of months to clean up all of our storm damage.

The farm will re- open on Saturday, September 16th from 10AM until 1PM. We will be conducting a workshop between 10 and 11:30, so unless you are attending that workshop, it would be best to plan your visit for retail items between 11:30 and 1PM.

For the remainder of September 2017, our public hours to purchase items for organic gardening will be Tuesdays through Fridays from 10AM until 5:30PM; as well as Saturdays from 10AM until 1PM. Shadowood grown produce will not be ready for sale until late October/early November.

During our public hours, visitors are welcome to take a self guided tour of the farm. Please check in at the pole barn and ring the bell when you arrive. To be totally honest, if you're just looking for something interesting to do, there's really not much to see here until November. Our annual vegetable and herb gardens are not planted until late September and will not have edible food in them until late October/early November.

 

Farm Opening Delayed Due To Hurricane Irma

The farm was scheduled to re-open for the season as of Wednesday, September 13th. Due to the pending arrival of Hurricane Irma this weekend, we are moving our opening day until Saturday, September 16th at 10AM. Since we may be without phone, power and Internet service for an extended period of time, just know that we will be here from 10-1 on Saturday, September 16th and the gate will be open. We will also be open the following week Tuesday, September 19th through Friday, September 22nd from 10AM until 5:30; as well as on Saturday, September 23rd from 10-1. Know that we will follow that same Tuesday through Saturday schedule for the remainder of September for retail sales, workshops, etc. If we are without power, we will be unable to communicate with you directly or accept any credit or debit card payments. But we will be here!

Early Bird Retail Sales

It's time to start stocking up on your organic fall gardening supplies! We're offering a 3 day retail sales event for those of you who want to get a jump on your fall garden prep. Come visit us on Thursday, August 3rd; Friday, August 4th from 10AM until 6PM; as well as on Saturday, August 5th from 10AM until 1PM. We'll have garden soil (bagged and bulk), seed starter soil, seed starter trays, quite a few seeds, and plant labels in stock. Please note: 1) Our starter plants will NOT be ready until mid-late September. 2) Some seeds may not arrive until early September when we officially re-open for the season. 

Food Garden Planning Workshop

The time to start your fall vegetable and herb gardens is just around the corner! If you'd like some guidance to prepare for this growing season, then we're here to help.

Our Food Garden Planning Workshop is designed to help people learn the best way to utilize their current garden space or patio pots for the upcoming growing season. Topics will include space utilization, basic design/layout, companion planting, which veggies are best started from seed and which things are best from starter plants. Though this will begin as a group workshop, we'll be happy to assist attendees individually as well. All Shadowood workshops are designed for those who wish to garden organically. This workshop is for adults. Bring a pad, pencil and any seed packets you've already purchased. We strongly advise waiting to purchase seeds until AFTER you attend the workshop, since most people have the tendency to over buy. Note that retail, organic growing supplies such as soils, seeds, plant labels, etc. are available for sale here at the farm.

We'll offer the exact same workshop TWICE. The fee is $10 per person plus online service charges. Advanced ONLINE Registration is REQUIRED 24 hours prior to the workshop.

The first option is for Thursday, August 3rd from 6:30 until 7:30PM. To purchase tickets, click here.

The second option is for Saturday, August 5th from 10 until 11 AM. To purchase tickets, click here.