Sierra Harvest Soup Night

Past, Due & Playable!
Past, Due & Playable!

Date: April 6, 5:30 – 8pm

Location: Miners Foundry, 325 Spring Street, Nevada City
Suggested Donation: $10, kids eat free.
Do you love fresh, locally grown food?  Join us for dinner and enjoy a hearty soup with our community of all ages with live bluegrass music by Past, Due & Playable.  Meet local farmers who offer direct sales of vegetables, flowers, meat, dairy products and more.  You could also win a cooking class at the Briar Patch!  Adult admission is $10 for adults – kids eat for free! Bring your own bowls and spoons. Local beer and wine will also be available for purchase.
SPECIAL THANKS to our local restaurants who have donated delicious soup to this event! Three Forks Bakery & Brewery, Summer Thyme’s Bakery & Deli, New Moon Cafe & Ike’s Quarter Cafe – the are all serious about supporting local, fresh food!

Featured farms at this event include:

Fresh Starts Farm

Randi-Fresh-StartFresh Starts Organic Farm offers vegetable, flower, herb and perennial seedlings, grown in Nevada City. Fresh Starts is CCOF certified organic since February 2014, and previously registered organic with CDFA beginning April, 2011. A member of Nevada County Grown since its inception, Fresh Starts sells privately at the farm by appointment, at the Miner’s Foundry Mother’s Day Plant Sale, BriarPatch, Peaceful Valley and Kurt’s Garden.
Fresh Starts will have plants available at Soup Night! Look for lettuce, onions, chard, kale, leeks and so much more! Cash or check, no credit cards please.

Fowler Family Farm

Alana at Fowler 8.13.06 AMFounded in January 2008, Fowler Family Farm is a small farm in Grass Valley, California. Farmers Brad and Alana Fowler grew up in Nevada County and have five daughters (Macey, Molly, Morgan, Wendy and Wyatt -that’s right, all girls) who enjoy helping around the farm.

They currently offer chicken, turkey, goose, pork, beef, goat, lamb and eggs, all pasture raised in a pre-1920 America method, without GMOs, herbicides, pesticides, hormones or antibiotics. In addition to their meat products, they also use goats, sheep, cows and pigs for vegetation management. Read more at their website, www.fowlerfamilyfarm.com.

Full Circle Farm

Full Circle Farm RiverA local team of young farmers and 5 food forest farms near Nevada city led by River, a holistic farmer and musician with a passion for permaculture and positive social change.  Full Circle blends modern knowledge with ancient wisdom to use less resources and boost nutritious yields. Hugelkultur, water capture, regenerative livestock management, healthy soil building, excellent employee benefits and organic practices are used to bring you the best produce possible while taking great care of the planet and people involved. This year they will offer organically grown greens, fruits, vegetables, medicinal mushrooms and herbs, home-made miso and kimchi, farm-raised eggs and potted nursery plants to feed your family the best!  You can sign up for a CSA, find them at the Nevada County farmers markets, or visit their website to find out more on how to buy produce, hire them for projects or learn more about regenerative agriculture.

Mountain Bounty Farm

Mountain Bounty greenhouseMountain Bounty Farm is the longest running CSA farm in Nevada County, started in 1997 by John Tecklin and collaboratively managed by their talented 8 person crew with 5 seasonal interns. They provide a year-round organic veggie share, and two seasons of organic fruit and flower shares. At Soup Night, learn how to sign up for the final 2 months of their Winter Veggie Share, and also for their bountiful summer veggies, fruits, and flower shares. Learn more at www.mountainbountyfarm.com.

Nightingale Farm

Obey-300x296Nightingale Farms is a small family farm in Grass Valley off of Highway 174 established in 2006, where we raise quality Oberhasli dairy goats. At Nightingale Farms, we are dedicated to producing the very best goat milk products using natural and sustainable farming practices, low stocking densities, and quality care and love for our animals. We take the milk straight from our goats and use it to create the freshest goat milk lotions and soaps you’ve ever used. We also have many other natural skin care products. Goat milk has many beneficial qualities for our skin and leaves you feeling smooth, moisturized, and nourished. Our lotion has won awards in body products competitions and is sold by many fine retailers Nevada County and Northern California. You can see where we are sold and find out more about our products and farm on our website – www.NightingaleFarms.net.