We are excited about what we have put together for our members as well as the general public this season.
If you’re not a member, please consider joining our farming community* for $25.00/year. Here are some of the benefits:
- Discount on our classes (see first class description below)
- Automatic member of our Soil to Supper program which gives you 7-days-week access to our fields for u-picking and first access to crops such as pickling cukes, tomatoes, cabbage, etc.
- Discount on certain farm stand purchases
- Bulk u-pick discounts
- Discount on our Summer Evenings at the Farm program
- And a discount on our farm massages and farm spa.
- Definitely worth the investment!
- Last, but not least, you are helping support your local farming community!
As an added bonus, this year at our opening weekend on Saturday and Sunday, June 4th & 5th, 10:30-6:00 pm we’re giving an organic tomato plant ready to put in your garden (multiple organic varieties available) to the first 20 people who sign up as members of First Light Farm ($25.00).
Here’s what we have for you starting in June:
1. Saturday, June 4th – “Know Your Weeds – Plant Walk & Talk
5:30-6:30 pm with permaculture designer, herbal medicine maker and student of ethnobotany, Reisha Beck.
Weeds, those pesky noxious plants that take over our gardens, grow in the side walk cracks, and invade our lawns! They must be stopped, Right? Well…what if you heard that you could eat those Dandelions and receive not only a ton of nutrients, but also be strengthening your liver and digestive tract? Or…what if those Docks you so love to curse could be a nutritious spring green and help clear up some chronic constipation? Would you still love to hate them? Do you even really know what your pulling up? Well if you like to know here’s a chance! Come find out what weeds grow at First Light Farm and what their many uses are. From edibility and medicine to dynamic nutrient accumulators for your garden, let’s explore the many attributes of weeds!
What to Bring: camera, note pad and pen, weather appropriate attire and foot wear, questions, ideas, plants for I.D. and dish (plus your own plates and silverware) for the potluck after class.
About Your Instructor:
Reisha Beck is a Mother, Farmer, Permaculture Designer, Herbal Medicine Maker,and student of Ethnobotany and Radical Mycology. She spends her creative free time weaving, painting, and wild foraging with her family. She is dedicated to creating positive change for the Earth by fully embracing Permaculture and sharing knowledge by building healthy relationships and communities.
REGISTRATION & COST: Register by 5/29 to reserve your place!
Cost: members – $10.00; Non-members: 15.00 or $20.00 if registered after 5/29.
Register on our website at www.firstlightfarm.wordpress.com or call 206-719-8602.
2. Farm Stand Purchases and U-Pick Opportunities: Here’s what’s ready for harvest: snow peas, kale, chard, and for purchase local raw honey as well as local artisan products. Farm stand opens Saturday and Sunday, June 4th and 5th from 10:30-6:00 pm and throughout the rest of the season, Thursdays-Sundays, 10:30 – 6:00 pm.
3. Farm Massage – sign up for a outdoor massage with Lara Boyhan, registered massage therapist ((License # MA60312825), esthetician and First Light Farm volunteer. Have a massage in our 20×20’ private, lake-side tent and enjoy relaxing to the sounds and experience of nature. Members receive 10% off: ½ hr ($40), 1 hour ($80), or 1.5 hour ($120) massage (cash/checks only – sorry no insurance accepted). Lara combines techniques from Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT), and Reflexology to provide you with a truly unique experience tailored to your needs. She has also studied Aromatherapy and likes to create her own essential oil blends. Contact Lara at firstname.lastname@example.org or text her at 206-737-6179 to set up your appointment.
You can also learn about our whole day Farm Spa See our website for details. It’s a full day of rest, renewal and re-centering!
4. For Your family: First Light Farm is a family-friendly farm. Kids have a great time exploring the farm and learning about the different plants, bees and chickens and how they all work together as part of a complex ecosystem! Your children can take a farm tour, enjoy a tractor ride, or meet and spend time with the new chickens. Bring a picnic lunch for your family. Picnic tables available.
* Membership information can be found on our website .