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farm tour: gabriel valley farms 10/2

September 28, 2010

Gabriel Valley Farms

Date: October 2, 2010 10:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Gabriel Valley Farms located at 440 Old Highway 29 East, Georgetown, TX 78626

The heat of summer is nearly over and the best way to enjoy Austin’s and Central Texas’ blissfully cool fall weather is to grow a vegetable garden. The time is right to garden without the summer heat and endless watering, fewer bugs and less potential for diseases. If you haven’t had a central Texas fall garden you’re in for a great surprise. And what is more inspiring than steamy greenhouses full of young plants and potential?

On October 2, 2010 from 10:00am until 1:00pm, Slow Food will tour the source of most of the organic vegetable and herb plants at your local garden centers – Gabriel Valley Farms is located at 440 Old Highway 29 East, Georgetown, TX 78626. Gabriel Valley Farms is one of the Austin Area’s Largest Organic Vegetable Nurseries and after your tour you are sure to be inspired to plant your own Fall Veggie Garden! Gabriel Valley also supplies the wildly popular spring plant sale at Sunshine Community Gardens.

We’ll tour the property and owner Cathy will give us insider gardening tips for fall success. It’s not too late to start a garden full of broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce, herbs and other homegrown goodness for fall comfort meals and holiday tables!

Tickets are $12 and redeemable for plants. Please RSVP today to betsyl@slowfoodaustin.org.

This will be the first of several fall farm tours hosted by Slow Food Austin. Please stay tuned for more details on upcoming events!

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