Saturday, October 11th, CSA Appreciation Harvest Party 3:00-5:00PM. What a good season it has been! We are so grateful for the bounty of the harvest and for the incredible support and encouragement of our CSA members and community throughout the summer. Thank you all for sharing the season with us! To celebrate, we’re hosting a Harvest Part on Saturday afternoon. Come by and sample farm-grown treats, fresh-pressed apple cider, and a flight of different squash and garlic varieties. Please feel welcome to bring your friends and family, but we’d ask that you leave your good, sweet dogs at home.
Sunday, September 7th, Weeding Party 4:30-7:00PM. Come out and spend some time with friends and neighbors in the field, get your hands dirty. We’ll have special farm fresh treats to share.
Saturday, August 30th, 2:00 PM Spearfish Tour de Garden - a bicycle tour to some of Spearfish’s finest gardens. This is a part of the Spearfish Bike Week celebration.(full disclosure: Cycle Farm is not on the tour this year, but that’s because we organized it and we’re excited to have the chance to get off the farm and visit our neighbor’s incredible gardens. Hooray!)
Saturday, June 8th – CSA farm tour and open house. A special farm tour exclusively for our 2014 CSA share members, open house from 2:00-4:30PM, farm tour begins at 2:30. This will be a good chance to see how your vegetables are growing, ask questions, and to mingle with an incredible group of passionate, engaged, local food and healthy land lovers.
Friday, March 14th – Pie Day! Hooray for pi and pie! Come celebrate the day with us and eat pie. Our second annual Pi Day fundraiser for the Spearfish Bicycle Coop, a 3.14 mile run/walk followed by a pie potluck on the farm. Fun for everyone! Please bring a pie (savory or sweet) to share and a free-will cash/check donation for the bike coop. Be sure to dress for the weather and don’t forget to stretch.
Saturday, February 22nd – Spearfish Seed Swap and Gardeners’ Social Spearfish Public Library, 2:30-5:00 PM. A chance to get together with other local growers, share seeds, stories, and ideas. Come out and SHARE, LEARN, GROW! A free event, everyone is welcome. Even if you don’t have seeds to swap, please join us for an afternoon of gardening camaraderie!
2014 Cycle Farm Events Calendar Come one, come all! Check out this calendar of fun farm and community events, educational workshops, plantings, work parties, and celebrations. So much to look forward to! Some of these dates are tentative and TBAs, please check back here for schedule updates and further details. Also, if you would like to be added to our farm friends email list, please let us know.
Past Cycle Farm events (2013)
Friday, November 1st – Farm Hack 11AM-4PM. Collaborative workshop with a tour of Cycle Farm, presentations by local farmers, break-out groups & a roundtable discussion, or “hack” to come up with creative solutions to human powered tools to support beginning farmers and ranchers. Open to Public. Great for tinkerers, hackers, makers, engineers, designers, farmers, ranchers, and eaters! Suggested donation of $5. Bring a potluck item to share for lunch. Part of Dakota Rural Action‘s 26th Annual Meeting & Celebration. Find out more about Farm Hacks at http://farmhack.net/
Saturday, October 12 – CSA Appreciation and Harvest Party 2-5PM, Merriment, feast, and open house at the farm. Bring your family, let’s celebrate a wonderful season together. Horseshoes, fresh pressed apple cider, and a delicious farm-grown feast. We so appreciate having had a chance to grow your food this season – thank you for all your support!
August 26 – September 1st Spearfish Bike Week – First Annual! Celebrate bicycles all week long.Help us spread the word – post a flier at your favorite local business, church, yoga studio, etc. Here’s a flier for downloading: spearfish bike week_flier_11x17
Sunday, July 14 Weeding and Wine Party 6:00 PM to dusk. Come join us for our very first Weeding and Wine party at the farm! Weeding is heaps more fun with a glass of wine and good conversation. And we need help to rescue our potatoes from the bindweed. Bring yourself, bring your friends, if you like, bring a bottle of wine to share. We’ll have wine and dessert, nonalcoholic refreshments too. We encourage responsible drinking. And weeding!
Sunday, June 23rd Food & Beer Pairing Picnic The Northern Hills Home Brewers group is getting together to eat, drink, and make merry! A pot luck food and beer pairing. We’ll also be brewing an all-grain beer with Cycle Farm hops, if you are interested in learning. We’ll start brewing at 11, picnic begins at noon. Bring a six-pack of home brew or otherwise and a paired dish to share. Bring your family, but please leave your good sweet dogs at home.
Sunday, June 2nd – 2013 CSA Social and Farm Tour A preseason farm social for our wonderful CSA members! Bring your family for a fun afternoon at the farm. This will be a good chance to see how things are growing, ask questions about CSA logistics, and get to know your fellow CSA farm share members.
Thursday, March 14 pi day – pie day celebration. A 3.14 mile run/walk loop from the farm, followed by a pie potluck! Bring a pie – savory or sweet – to share. This event is also a benefit for the Spearfish Bike Coop, please bring a donation, if you can.
Past Cycle Farm events (2012)
Saturday, October 13 Harvest Party! 3:30-7:00PM. No work – all play. Pot-luck party to celebrate our first season. Everyone is welcome. We will have a farm tour, horseshoes, a tasting of 9 different winter squash varieties, and of course, a glorious feast together.
Cycle Farm at the Market in the Park We’ll be at the Spearfish City Park Saturday mornings 9AM-noon, from the beginning of September through October. All produce hand picked with love, fresh from the farm, and delivered to market by bicycle. We look forward to seeing you there.
Date TBA, WEED AND READ
A celebration of storytelling and the land. Join us for a weeding party at the farm with a special guest reading by Kent Meyers, a local author and professor at BHSU. This is a chance to enjoy not just the company of neighbors and friends, the early morning bird songs, coffee and snacks, but also a literature reading and discussion to follow. 7-11AM, bring your family and friends – we have weeds enough to go around. And around. And we so appreciate the help.
Saturday August 11, BREAKFAST IN BED at the farm! Vegetable bed, that is. We’re going to beat the heat and tackle the weeds early – come join us for a weeding party and breakfast in the vegetable beds. 7-11AM, we’ll provide coffee, tea, juice and delicious breakfast treats! We need your help: we have lots of weeds and want to party.
Saturday July 14th, Weeding Party Bonanza! back by popular demand and necessity. 9:00 AM to noon, followed by a potluck barbque. It was so much fun the first time, let’s do it again. We’ll be hosting a flight of garlic during lunch. Come taste 3 delicious varieties: Music, Korean Purple and Persian Star – fresh (in pico de gallo) and roasted (w just olive oil).
Stay tuned for more fun times at Cycle Farm.