December Newsletter

December has been a busy month for Frogtown Farm, despite the cold temperates outside. Our staff utilizes all of this non-farming time to begin planning for the 2019 season; we're thinking of workshop topics, looking for Market Saturday vendors, recruiting interns, and hiring new staff!

After all was said and done, we raised $4,860 through Give to the Max Day! This means we're looking into the logistics of getting on-site cold storage for the 2019 growing season. Thank you so much to everyone who contributed- your support makes this work possible.

We're pleased to introduce a new member of the office: the Coalition Coordinator for The Art of Food in Frogtown and Rondo, a coalition of five organizations including Frogtown Farm.

Thank you for your involvement in our programs and events this season. We look forward to continue cultivating soil and community with you in 2019 and beyond.

Happy Holidays,

Frogtown Farm Staff
Up on the Farm
What goes on at a farm during winter?

At Frogtown Farm, we plant a cover crop of winter rye before the first frost. Winter rye stays dormant in the cold, and comes back to life in the spring! It suppresses weeds at the beginning of the season, and then we mow and till it into the soil and use its nitrogen-rich organic matter to improve the health and future productivity of our soil-- so we can grow more delicious produce with our neighbors!
Art of Food in Frogtown and Rondo: new Coalition Coordinator
Our newest addition to the office is Tonya, the Coalition Coordinator for The Art of Food in Frogtown and Rondo (AFFAR). Tonya will be coordinating efforts amongst the five partner organizations in AFFAR to progress their vision of improving healthy food access and economic development in Frogtown and Rondo.

If you want to learn more about The Art of Food in Frogtown and Rondo, click here ! And check back for the opening of a brand new Art of Food in Frogtown and Rondo website in 2019.
Support Frogtown Farm in 2018
When neighbors plant, weed, harvest, cook or participate in programs at Frogtown Farm, they share stories, knowledge, and culture. Through farming, art, and food, those stories nourish us and help to develop relationships across race, class, gender, and generation.

This season, we distributed over  11,000 pounds  of organic produce. Help us do even more with Frogtown neighbors next year by donating today!
Volunteer on the Farm in 2019
Are you interested in volunteering on the farm this upcoming season?

Click here to fill out our 2-minute volunteer survey so we can notify you of opportunities this spring and summer.