Hi KickStarter friends!
Farmer Sydney here from Truck Farm Chicago. Its been a few months since you've heard from us. Maybe you've been perusing our new website and blog to make sure you don't miss the fun, maybe you're wondering who the heck this Farmer Sydney is who's been emailing you, or maybe you've forgotten all about us (hopefully not).
Truck Farm is enjoying her winter break and we farmers are already gearing up for the 2013 season! To recap the 2012 season, in which you folks were MONUMENTAL in making a huge success:
-Inspired 3,000 Chicagoans to take action about their food and health
-Awarded 35 scholarship visits to underserved Chicago communities
-Traveled a combined total of 500 miles- talk about a mobile farm!
We've already set up visits with the Nature Museum, Eugene Field Park and Oscar Meyer Magnet School for the 2013 season- it's looking to be another fabulous tour. Thanks for your continued support and commitment to Chicago's health! Find Truck Farm Chicago on Facebook and Twitter to stay in the loop for the 2013 season.
PS- Check out this video from Fooditude to experience a real life Truck Farm visit.
This Saturday, June 16th Truck Farm is having a work day with the farmers at City Farm and YOU are invited! This is extra special because we will be at City Farm's NEW location down in Washington Park helping them get the new farm set up. Its a big project to set up a new farm so we need as many people as we can get. If your interested in coming down, let me know! (out of towners, we will try and take some good pics)
LUNCH IS PROVIDED
What: Work Day & Volunteer Training- do some gardening and learn to lead a basic Truck Farm tour
When: Saturday, June 16th from 10-2pm
Where: City Farm's new farm, 57th and Perry in Washington Park
What to bring: Comfy clothes and shoes you don't mind getting dirty, sunscreen, water, a good vegetable joke, $5 contribution to City Farm to help their operations
Hope to see you all there!
Happy Farming, Sydney
PS- check out the pics below to see how we're already using the money you helped us raise. Repairing our hoop house and painting the truck!
Truck Farm Chicago has been very busy since achieving our goal a few weeks back... We've been on four different visits, three to local Chicago schools and one to a farmers market. But we wouldn't have been on those visits if it weren't for all of you, so a billion thanks!
Also, we are in the process of sorting out everyone's reward, stay tuned.
Finally, want to stay in the loop about everything Truck Farm? Then email Farmer Sydney at email@example.com to be added to our email list.
Have you all been told that you ROCK today? Because you do :)
Truck Farm Chicago
More Petunia in the News:
Thanks to GOOD Magazine's Julie Ma for the great article highlighting Petunia's goals and successes: A Pickup Truck Grows an Educational Mini-Farm
In only a few days, you've already funded a few scholarship visits on top of the start-up costs to make Truck Farm's 2012 season a reality.
Cheers to you!
Truck Farm Chicago
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Receive a published children's book reflecting Truck Farm's mission of environmental mindfulness written by one of our very own farmers! We'll even autograph it for you.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Free entrance for you and a friend to Truck Farm's Mid-Season Celebration at a local bar. Enjoy one-hour free drink specials and schmooze with others who support good food! Out of towners receive a Truck Farm t-shirt and a children's book!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Sponsor a Truck Farm plant! Plant something in the truck with us or pick one to be planted on your behalf (must be seasonal for IL). You will be recognized on our website as Truck Farm Crop Sponsor.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Sponsor a Truck Farm harvest! You will be recognized on our website as a Truck Farm Harvest Sponsor. If you're local, you will receive a basket of fresh produce harvested from local community gardens and farms. If you're from out of town, you can donate your basket to a Truck Farm school!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Experience a cooking demo using fresh ingredients found in Truck Farm's garden! You and 4 friends will learn how to prepare a healthy Truck Farm snack that we teach our children. Taste testing encouraged!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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Enjoy a freshly prepared dinner with you and up to three friends with the Truck Farm founders, a tour of the truck, a t-shirt and a book!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012