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Friday, August 3, 2018

Beekeeping Bootcamp

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Hello, Friends!

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In just 3 days!

Come with family and friends to Alegre Farm and enjoy a hands-on, interactive tour at our educational stations. Feed the animals in our petting zoo. Milk a goat! Dig in our worm bins and learn about composting. Smell our chocolate mint plant in our summer garden. Groom our pony! Take a hayride around our 15-acre farm.

Bring lunch and enjoy a picnic under our covered pavillions.

Did we mention pony rides will be offered for $5!

Join us on Friday, August 3rd, from 10am-12pm.

See you there!

Use discount code Back2School to save $5 until Wednesday 6pm!

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Have an interest in beekeeping or need help with your hives?

Come learn with the Alegre Farm staff as we take a workshop to learn how all about beekeeping at the Lanier Bee Barn. This will include classroom time and actual hands-on time in their apiary.

For $99 you can learn bee biology, placement, pests, feeding, swarms, splits, tools, winter, honey, and more!

August 9th and 10th
9:30am-1:30pm

For more information about the Lanier Bee Barn, go to www.LanierBeeBarn.com

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For delicious, picture-perfect fall crops of spinach, lettuce, peas, kale and broccoli, now's the time to plant.

Get your picture-perfect fall garden

Join Tony, an 8th generation farmer and lead instructor of the Sustainable Urban Agricultural program at Gwinnett Technical College, to grow your own food in a sustainable manner that will enhance taste and have more nutrition.

This awesome workshop series is only $79 and will include 4 classes that are 2 hours each on the following dates from 6pm to 8pm:

August 16
August 23
August 30
September 6

For additional information call or email Tony Gobert at 770-480-9887 or agobert@gwinnetttech.edu

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Our Squash
As part of the Three Sisters, we decided to use a native squash that is known for it's immense size and large leaves.

It's an heirloom native to North Georgia called Candy Roaster Squash. It can easily weigh 10 pounds! That's a whole lot of squash!

The Candy Roaster was originally cultivated by the Cherokee Indians. Now it is a rare seed because it can cross-pollinate leaving seeds to be hybrid. It takes great care to prevent this from happening as it must be isolated from any other types of squash.

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Cucumber, Sweet Cucumber, what are you?

Well, it depends on who you ask...

In the botanical world, it's a fruit because it developed from a flowering plant and contains seeds.

But if you ask a chef, you will be told a vegetable. Why? A chef considers the taste of the food. Therefore, a cucumber has a lower sugar content and lacks that sweeter taste. Hence, to the culinary world it's a vegetable.

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Bell peppers and tomatoes are botanically fruit but considered vegetables in the culinary world.

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In 1893, it was ruled that imported tomatoes should be taxed as vegetable.

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Angie with Jack the billy goat.

We are looking forward to another great school year at Alegre Farm. We offer hands-on field trips where preschool, elementary, middle, and high school students learn about farm life.

We are seeking teachers to guide students through interactive learning stations in our gardens and with our animals. Teaching and farm experience is helpful, but not required. Please contact our Education Director, Angie Mallard, for more information.

Email address is learn@alegrefarm.com or you can call at (770) 339-3065, extension 4.

Thank you!

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Support Your Local Farms and Businesses


We provide the community convenient access to nutrient dense, organically grown foods and healthy products. We are adding new items all the time so please check back weekly.

Please remember to order by 5pm Wednesdays for the same week pick up.

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Farm Fresh Eggs

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Fresh Raw Milk

Kombucha

Locally Brewed Kombucha

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All natural handmade lip balms, soaps, and more!

If you have any questions about our market or ordering, please contact grow@alegrefarm.com

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We want to share those happy moments with you!

Do you want to take a look at our facility before making a commitment? No problem! We are happy to set up an appointment so you can visit Alegre Farm and see all that we have to offer.

Contact events@alegrefarm.com to have your next event with us!

Birthdays
field trips
weddings
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Kind regards,
Your Team at Alegre Farm

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