LOO at Eastside Market
The Last Organic Outpost and our fellow east side farmers have been participating in the Eastside Market on the Esplanade since it began this spring. Around thirty vendors sell organic produce, eggs, cheeses, honey, flowers, paper crafts, jewelry and more! Every Sunday from 10am to 2pm on the Navigation Blvd Esplanade.
While you are in the neighborhood, stop by and see our new aquaponics beds.
The Alfresco Revolution
with Chef Jeremy Goodwin
Saturday, May 16, 2015
4:30 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)
Experience Houston's fresh food movement with locally-sourced organic menu served al fresco style at our newly made-over urban community farm. Follow our Facebook event as he sources local ingredients and assembles the menu.
The menu so far includes a Ceviche made from Barrelfish, a bycatch species with a flavor similar to Halibut and the finest Sea Bass. Organic Lamb Shoulder Roast, Salad of mixed seasonal greens from Last Organic Outpost, and Creme Brulee.
Ticket price is $80.00 per person includes the 5-course meal, adult and young adult beverages and a fabulous Al fresco dining experience to be remembered. For tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-al-fresco-revolution-with-chef-jeremy-goodwin-tickets-16763253342
This event is a fundraiser to help the Last Organic Outpost fund their mission to Farm Houston. A portion of the donation is also tax deductible.
A food-as-medicine day for learning and growing in support of FARM Houston, an urban farming educational initiative. This farm-to-table interactive workshop features Alli Miller & crew from Naturally Nourished and Chef Monica Pope demonstration & tasting. Sunday, April 19th from Noon to 4pm. Early bird tickets from $25.
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Proceeds from this event goes to FARM Houston Seed Bank and urban farming movement of Houston and the event is in support of the launch of Edible Houston a semi-monthly magazine that features local producers, growers, and community within sustainable foods.
Happy New Year from Farmer Joe
2014 has been a great year. So thankful for all the good help.
Lots of projects took the lead this year at the Emile Street Community Farm. Vermaculture. Hens. Composting Operation with Wilson family. Lynn's Black Soldier Fly Chicken feeder.
A presentation area for food demonstrations and entertainment was completed thanks to the wonderful folk at Lowe's. Completed just a few days before our lovely farm fundraising dinner was held in October.
Recently, John Kohler of the Growing Your Greens youTube channel stopped by and shot an episode at the farm. Watch for it at https://www.youtube.com/user/growingyourgreens
The farming effort has moved past farming food to farming resources. This year the farm crew has worked with a steady stream of available material to develop a low cost solution to reintroducing Farming back to neighborhoods with food insecurity issues. The hope is that farmers working with LOO can move into neighborhoods with a strategy to develop resources to address food needs. Effective techniques that are easy to maintain and inexpensive to produce.
LOO staff and volunteers have tended the needs of the farm. Weeded. Watered. Planted. Built beds. Entertained. Cooked. Endured the heat, cold. wet. dry. All and any. Farm Houston is working.
Special thanks to Farmer Gerald for his hard work and wonderful friendship. Also to Ken Crimmins for the use of the land to work a progressive approach to the stewardship of the land through farming resources.
Thanks to Peter Brown and the Brown family. Azuma. Houston Police department Union. Pierce family. Donations from all the folks via Gofundme & Paypal.
Thanks to Prairie View extension for their partnership. Looking forward to many projects in 2015 addressing food insecurity in limited resource communities.
The hope in 2015 is that we can build a fleet of additional equipment to stage additional resources in areas of the city that welcome farming efforts. Look forward to working with Churches, Communities leaders. City officials in creating beautiful agricultural parks that address food needs. Build a work force of farmers. Create access to a quality food resource in their neighborhood. Education.
Looking forward to the day that 10,000 folk step up in support of LOO farming efforts and donate $1 a month. Then in short time see a work force of 10,000 farmer in the greater Houston area going to work to address food insecurities in neighborhoods that could use support.
Farm is open 7days a week unless rain or very cold weather. Come see for yourself what a small community of farmer's have created through art. Food and farming. More is a state to plenty. A journey through the fertile worlds. Food everywhere!
Farmer Joe Icet
Watch for events and news on Facebook at facebook.com/lastorganicoutpost. Events happen all the time!