Edible Tulsa Food Demo at Brookside Farmers Market

Tulsa Farmers’ Market in Brookside
Whole Foods Market on 41st., east  parking lot
Penni Shelton, Market Administrator
918.605.5049
info@tulsafarmersmarket.org
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Cooking demonstration by Valarie Carter, editor of Edible Tulsa Magazine this morning at the Tulsa Farmers Market on Brookside. See more cooking demonstrations during local food week at Saturday, June 13 and 20 at the Broken Arrow Rose District Farmers Market.Good health happens by design, not by accident. Meet local farmers and take advantage of the many specials that will be offered by our farmers that day.

Storytelling at Tulsa Garden Center – Weather/Rain

Tulsa Garden Center
2435 S. Peoria, Tulsa, OK
918.746.5125
tulsagardencenter.com
tulsagardencenter.com/lgc/

Story Time will be held for children pre-school through second grade. The Kid’s Corner, located in the Linnaeus barn along the east wall, gives children of all ages a chance to learn about gardening and creatures who live there while visiting the garden. Located in historic Woodward Park, we are a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide a variety of horticultural and environmental education opportunities for the community and to serve as horticultural headquarters for the Tulsa area. Free Admission.

Linnaeus Teaching Garden Anniversary Celebration and Lecture

Tulsa Garden Center
2435 S. Peoria, Tulsa, OK
918.746.5125
tulsagardencenter.com
tulsagardencenter.com/lgc/

At 10:30 am in the Tulsa Garden Center auditorium, Diane Blazek, Executive Director of All-America Selections/National Garden Bureau will present the program “Current Trends in Flower and Vegetable Breeding”. Located in historic Woodward Park, we are a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide a variety of horticultural and environmental education opportunities for the community and to serve as horticultural headquarters for the Tulsa area. The first 500 visitors to the Garden will receive a free, one gallon “Fuschia Glow” hydrangea. Free Admission.

Save the 3 Bs – Native Pollinator Workshop

The Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture
24456 Kerr Rd., Poteau, OK 74953-5215
kerrcenter.com
918.647.9123

The beneficial bugs we know and love are in trouble. A few numbers tell the story. In 1947 there were 6 million honey bee colonies; today there are 2.5 million. The population of monarch butterflies is down by 80% over the last twenty years, with recent numbers so low that some fear the “flying flowers” are on the brink of extinction.
Other beneficial insects, like some bumblebee species, are disappearing. That’s the bad news. The good news is that people of all ages and walks of life– seniors, school kids, teachers, gardeners, farmers, and ordinary suburbanites — can do something about it!

Learn what you can do to bring back the 3 Bs – bees, butterflies, and beneficial insects to your garden and landscape.

Topics: pollinators and pollinator plants, beneficial insects in the garden and farm, Monarch butterflies: host and nectar plants. See the center’s pollinator projects. Register by May 22 – $50 ($25 for spouse or child).

Participants will get outside to see pollinators and habitat on the Kerr Ranch, organic vegetable garden and office landscape. Attendees will also receive an extensive packet of resources on pollinators and native plants to use at home or in the classroom. Included will be the 2014 book Farming with Native Beneficial Insects from the Xerces Society, a full reference with photos of beneficial bugs, lots of ideas for plantings and cutting-edge science. In addition, attendees will get the Kerr Center’s just published full-color guidebook Native Plants for Native Pollinators in Oklahoma.

2015 Kerr Center Workshops Brochure
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Storytelling at Tulsa Garden Center – Worms/Compost/Soil

Tulsa Garden Center
2435 S. Peoria, Tulsa, OK
918.746.5125
tulsagardencenter.com
tulsagardencenter.com/lgc/

Story Time will be held for children pre-school through second grade. The Kid’s Corner, located in the Linnaeus barn along the east wall, gives children of all ages a chance to learn about gardening and creatures who live there while visiting the garden. Located in historic Woodward Park, we are a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide a variety of horticultural and environmental education opportunities for the community and to serve as horticultural headquarters for the Tulsa area. Free Admission.

Horticulture Field Day

The Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture
24456 Kerr Rd., Poteau, OK 74953-5215
South of Poteau on highway 271
mailbox@kerrcenter.com

Map: http://kerrcenter.com/about/contact-us-and-driving-directions

 

After much consideration, the Kerr Center has chosen to CANCEL the Twilight Tour/Horticulture Field Day. Repeated and heavy spring rains prevented establishing demonstration and research gardens in a timely way. Horticulture Manager George Kuepper recent report which was to be covered about crop rotations that suppress weeds and maintain soil fertility titled “Market Farming with Rotations and Cover Crops: An Organic Bio-Extensive System”  is still available free at www.kerrcenter.com.

Please check the website at www.kerrcenter.com throughout the summer and early fall for possible re-scheduling of this event. The rest of the Kerr Center’s 2015 schedule of events remains the same, including the FREE pasture plant identification workshop on June 25. Registration is due by June 26 for the ranch water system workshop on July 11. This workshop will cover both livestock watering (including gravity flow from ponds, tractor-tire watering tanks, and portable watering systems) as well as stream and pond conservation. Discussions will also cover water quality from different water sources, as well as early results from an OSU study of water use by cattle.

2015 Kerr Center Workshops Brochure
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Tulsa Farm Tours: Local Diverse Agriculture Models

Starts at Maple Grove Farm
Katie Plohocky, Chair Tulsa Food Security Council
kplohocky@gmail.com

Event Registration

Oklahoma Food Security Summit 2015: Local Needs, Local Solutions Series presents a Tulsa Farm Tour: Local Diverse Agriculture Models. This tour will explore local agricutlure solutions to food production including airoponics, a vineyard, CSA, and Farm Stand model. This tour of 51st Street West in Tulsa has a very diverse number of farms that we we will  tour learning about what makes each one unique. Register online for tour. TFSC regular meetings are held 4th Monday at IHCRC, 11:30 am -1:00 pm.

Maple Grove Farm – Unique farm offers a venue for other area farmers to gather on Saturday morning to sell their products. This Oklahoma LLC facility focuses on a farmers market and teaching self reliance/health through on-site classes. facebook.com/maplegrovefarmok

Whispering Vines Vineyard and Winery – Whispering vines selects and grows grapes specifically to make the wine they sell. This educational tour will broaden your knowledge of grape production walking you through the vineyard and samplings. whisperingvines.net

Scissortail Farm – Aeroponics growing method by which plants are grown in a tightly controlled environment without soil and protects plants from adverse weather conditions and insects. Organic pesticides and herbicides are used when needed providing produce that is fresh, safe, and nutritious thorughout the year. scissortailfarms.com

Our Farm – Owned and operated by Rex and Marie Koiesch and sells their crops through a Community Supported Agriculture program or CSA. As a paid member of the farm, members get a weekly portion of the harvest and u-pick options. Seasonal vegetables in hoop houses and outside gardens. Not certified organic, but no harmful chemicals, instead use cultivation and mulching to control the weeds. Vendor at Maple Grove Farm. ourfarmtulsa.com

Down Home Country Gospel Singin’ & Pickin’ Silo Grand Opening

Sheperds Cross Farm
Hwy 66 & then  2.5 miles East on Akin Road
16752 E 450 Rd # 2, Claremore, OK 74017
Dr. Diane Dickinson, President and Executive Director
918.342.5911
sheepfarm@shepherdscross.com
shepherdscross.com

Bring your instrument and voice and join the musicians for a good ‘ol time hoe down and antique tractor demo. Picnic area is available; bring your picnic with you; limited seating. Snack and beverage concessions are available on site. Admission: Potluck Dessert. Donations are welcome – suggested donation of $3 per person.

Shepherd’s Cross is an accredited Agritourism facility, a Made in Oklahoma Company, a producer for the Oklahoma Food Co-op, and is Animal Welfare Approved. Shepherd’s Cross accepts SNAP benefits for pumpkins, produce, meat and food products available at the farm.

Shepherd’s Cross information press release

Bixby Green Corn Festival

South and east of 151st and Memorial
Charley Young Park in downtown Bixby, OK
infor@bixbyoptimist.org
bixbyoptimist.com/green-corn-festival

Activities for children and adults alike: frog or box turtle races, Green Corn Parade, antique tractor pull, corn eating contest, watermelon seed spitting contest, balloon toss, arts and crafts vendor booths, on-site vendors throughout the day, live entertainment. Saturday Pioneer breakfast.

Little Green Thumbs at Linnaeus Teaching Gardens

Tulsa Garden Center
2435 S. Peoria, Tulsa, OK
918.746.5125
tulsagardencenter.com
tulsagardencenter.com/lgc/

Friendly Residents of Your Garden – ages 6-12. Located in historic Woodward Park, we are a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide a variety of horticultural and environmental education opportunities for the community and to serve as horticultural headquarters for the Tulsa area.

Classes are held on the last Saturday of each month, May through August, from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM. They are taught by trained Linnaeus Gardeners. Participants should meet the program teachers at the east door of the Tulsa Garden Center.

Pre-registration is required. Call for fee structure: 918-746-5125.

2015 Farm Table Dinner Schedule at Living Kitchen Farm & Dairy

Depew, Oklahoma
On Historic Route 66
livingkitchenfarmanddairy.com

Woven into 400 beautiful acres, the farm raises and produces certified organic heirloom vegetables, Nubian milk goats and pastured laying hens, along with a few pet sheep and llamas. Our single purpose is the continual journey to raise, grow and forage the perfect meal. You can visit the farm by making reservations for our unique multi-course farm table dinners April-October. April through June is SOLD OUT!

Reservations for all dinners from July through October can be made beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 6. Cost: $75 + tax, reservation required.

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Swan Brothers Dairy

Swans Brothers Dairy
938 East 5th St
Claremore, OK
918-341-2298
http://moreclaremore.com/2014/07/20/swan-bros-dairy-keepin-it-raw-since-1923/

https://www.facebook.com/SwanBrosDairyInc

The Swan Brothers Dairy is a family owned business, and has been part of the Claremore, Oklahoma community, for more than three generations. You can always be assured, of the highest quality milk and dairy products. 100% natural cheese and milk products. No pesticides, no herbicides, no chemicals. Only the freshest milk, from the family farm, to your home!

The Swans have designed their milking barn with a full wall of windows that face to their driveway/parking area. Bring your children and watch the cows being milked!

Tour update – starting Saturday, June 13. Sign up for a tour in the store at the dairy starting on Monday, June 8. There will be a twenty-five person limit per tour every Saturday and Tuesday all summer long with some exceptions. Call ahead.