June 13, 2011 § Leave a comment
This Sunday’s market was pretty fantastic all around! It was a hot, hot Denver day and we sold quite a few t-shirts – thank you to all who bought one. Our t-shirts are the only way we currently have of recouping any of the costs of the Truck Farm. Ashleigh and I have thus far been spending our own money to build and maintain the project, so your support really helps! We also met quite a few new faces and made some great connections for future school visits and community events.
Also, in the past two weeks we’ve met several people who recognized us from the Truck Farm film! We’re thrilled that people have seen Wicked Delicate’s film and are excited about our unique urban agriculture project. We hope to have some copies for Denverites soon!
Lastly, everything is growing wonderfully! Check out some shots from South Pearl Street, June 12, 2011!
June 6, 2011 § Leave a comment
The first Old South Pearl Street Farmer’s Market was on Sunday, June 5th and it was a great success! Denver Urban Truck Farm got a sweet spot on the corner of South Pearl and Florida under a great big Elm tree. We appreciate the shade since the Denver heat is upon us already! The market has expanded this year, with even more great local vendors. I even heard a rumor that our favorite food truck Pinche Tacos will be making appearances this year…
We had quite a few repeat visitors who knew us from last year, and plenty of first-timers as well. Everyone seemed enthusiastic about the project, and we made some great new contacts with local renewable energy groups and some South Pearl Street restaurants. The truck looks fantastic and is much more full than last year. We had a few casualties since planting, but we will soon need to thin out some of the larger plants as they grow, so now we will have some flexible space. Cool season crops are looking great and we will already be harvesting some arugula and herbs this week!
See you all next week – and very soon at Civic Center Eats as well!