The FIG Farm is now accepting applications for the 2013 cohort. The application can be found at www.fig-farm.com and the deadline to apply is November 15. And for all those interested in learning more about the program, seeing the farm, and tasting some of its bounty from this year, they are planning a fundraiser pig pickin at the farm on October 12. The fundraiser event will be an excellent opportunity to meet FIG Farmers as well as mentor farmers and program directors Hillary Wilson and Matt Cooper.
The FIG Farm seeks to provide the necessary resources for aspiring, landless farmers to start their farm enterprise, by providing low-cost land leases for vegetable, cut flower, herb, and pasture-based animal farm ventures as well as a shared equipment pool and mentorship opportunities for beginning farmers. The new FIG Farm is located in the heart of Valle Crucis, on the site of the former ASU Teaching & Research Farm, on land owned by the Valle Crucis Conference Center.
The pig pickin fundraiser will be held at the FIG Farm and will feature Tamsworth hogs, winter squash, salad greens, potatoes, cooking greens all grown by FIG Farmers and mentors. They will also have music and beer for those who just may not want to indulge in the pig pickin. Suggested donation price of $20 per person for food and $5 for beer. For more information regarding the fundraiser, check out www.fig-farm.com or call Hillary Wilson at 828 963 4645 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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