Thank you to everybody who helped out at our Spring Work Days! We had one sunny and warm day and one cold and snowy day, both of which were very productive. We cleared the space around the old barn for the Little Farmers play area, planted five fruit trees in the Community Orchard, planted potatoes in the Growing Together Garden, packaged beans for the Vegetable of the Year campaign, and installed solar electric fencing around the bee hive. The Community Hoopla to celebrate our new tractor (thanks to you!) was a festive break from the work, as were the two potluck lunches. It’s going to be a great growing season!
“Community Hoopla” to celebrate the purchase of our new tractor, thanks to you!
[hoopla: bustling excitement, hullabaloo]
Please join us for cake and lemonade!
Saturday, May 7, 11:30 am
Cable Community Farm
13765 Perry Lake Road, Cable
It’s the bean! Shell beans, pole beans, bush beans, green beans, purple beans, yellow beans…they’re versatile, nutritious, and easy to grow! Local artist and bean-grower, Mimi Crandall, created this beautiful pastel featuring Scarlet Runner Beans…enjoy!
2016 Vegetable of the Year: Beans
After a grand showing of community support with over 100 contributors to the “tractor fund”, it’s official: we got a Kubota! It’s a 2005 48 hp that will be just right for all of the farm work at the Cable Community Farm. THANK YOU to everybody who helped with this community effort. We’re going to grow a lot of food!
We have garden plots available for 2016 in both the Community Garden (located at the Cable Community Farm, 13765 Perry Lake Road, Cable) and the Downtown Garden (located behind the Fogarty Medical Clinic and across the street from the Chequamegon Fat Tire office). The plot sizes and prices are as follows:
Community Garden 10 X 30 ($20) 30 X 30 ($30)
Downtown Garden 4 X 4, raised bed ($5) 2 X 4, tall raised bed ($5)
To request a plot, download the 2016 Garden Plot Application and mail it along with your check to the Cable Community Farm, 13765 Perry Lake Road, Cable, WI 54821.
Let’s Get Growing!
Saturday, October 31, 5 – 9 pm
Door Prizes and Raffles
Haunted Barn ($5)
Spooky Fun for the Whole Family!
“Otis”, our 1939 Ford 9N tractor, is long overdue for retirement! Oh, we’ll still use Otis for a parade every now and again and maybe to pull a trailer around the farm, but the Cable Community Farm needs a more powerful tractor to keep up with all of the work around the farm. We’ve launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds for the purchase of a new (used) tractor. You can help by following this link and making an online donation:
We envision a community with abundant access to healthy, affordable food. Your donation will help us further the mission of our organization and make Cable a better community for all of us!