Monday, July 23, 2012

CHANGE!!! Regular Operating Hours are now THURSDAY NIGHTS from 5-8p!

We wanted to let you know about a big change at City Limits Urban Farm. In order to preserve people's Saturdays, we are CHANGING REGULAR OPERATING HOURS from Saturday mornings to THURSDAY NIGHTS from 5-8p.

We will harvest on Thursday nights. We will save Saturdays for special service groups who would like to work together on a Saturday or another time of choosing (please contact us to arrange) or for any special service projects for the Farm, for which we will give you prior notice.

We hope you will appreciate this change and will even feel more free to participate on Thursday nights! Please let me know if you have any questions and if you will be able to volunteer THIS Thursday night anytime from 5-8p.

Thank you!

P.S. We will have refreshments on Thursday nights, and we even have a BBQ grill onsite that you can bring your own meat to grill on (let us know beforehand if you want to do this). We can also grill some of the Farm veggies too!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Sign up NOW!! Veggie bags are starting Sat., July 7!

We will begin harvesting and supplying bags of fresh veggies to supporters of the Farm, starting Sat., July 7. Sign up now to receive your bag of veggies!!

Here are the suggested donations:

Small - $60/month (which is $15/week for a 1-2 person household)
Medium - $80/month (which is $20/week for a 3-4 person household)
Large - $120/month (which is $30/week for a 5-7 person household)

Deliveries - For a $20/month charge, you can have the bag of veggies delivered to your door each week. Otherwise, you can pick them up at the Horton house in Menlo Park.

We are going to do monthly donations instead of weekly donations this year to make things easier and to help streamline the process.

Reminder:  After covering modest farming expenses, all donations will be given to a local charity that supports education.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Mormon Helping Hands this Saturday!

Members of a local congregation from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be providing service at the Farm this Saturday, April 28, from 9 am to noon, as part of their annual state service project "Mormon Helping Hands."

We are thrilled that the Menlo Park Ward has agreed to perform service clearing, preparing, and planting land; putting up row signs; assembling a shed, compost bin, and tomato cages; and cleaning up the area. Their service will be invaluable, and we can't wait for the fun event.

All ages are welcome to attend. We will have projects for all ages and fitness levels, as well as activities for the children.

Please bring (if you have them): gloves, hoes, shovels, rakes, hammers, crowbars, paint brushes, kids yard tools, beach shovels and buckets, brooms, scrub brushes, old rags, and newspaper. We would also love to have your old garbage cans, if you would like to donate them. And, don't forget your hats and sunscreen!

Directions: The Farm is across the street from 809 Schembri Lane, East Palo Alto (click "Map" at the right), but parking is limited. Please park in the Home Depot/Taco Bell parking lots on E. Bayshore in EPA and look for the shuttle signs near Taco Bell. We will have a shuttle van to take you to the Farm nearby.

Any questions, please email us at

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

It's time to start the 2012 season at the Farm! Need volunteers!

We have already had a group of people from Propel Fuels, along with a few others, do some major clearing of the land for the Farm this year. Now we need to finish prepping the soil and get planting!

We plan to do the prepping and planting this Saturday, April 7, starting at 9 am (we will likely be there earlier but want to make the time more manageable for volunteers). We would love all the help we can get!

What better way to celebrate the Easter season than to participate in some good service? Please email us at if you will be able to come volunteer. If you have them, bring your garden tools (shovels, hoes, rakes) and gloves--if not, just show up and we'll get you outfitted. We hope to see you there!