Sweetwater Organic Community Farm: A great spot for a 'green' date

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For a great green date, spend a day volunteering or enjoying the Sunday market at Sweetwater Organic Community Farm. The six-acre urban, organic farm in Town n’ Country provides our community with fresh organic foods to enjoy and help grow.

From 12 noon until 4pm on Sundays, Sweetwater opens to the public to host a lively farmers market. The farm bustles on Sundays as it becomes a place to shop for incredibly fresh organic foods, to meet friends, to listen and dance to music, and enjoy nature. Dozens of local green vendors join the marketplace to offer a big selection of organic veggies, dairy, sauces, herbs, lotions, crafts, and even smoothies. The Sweetwater Music Series ensures that toe-tapping music adds to the upbeat, bucolic atmosphere every weekend. The dirt paths, shady trees, rustic barn and bandstand make for a camp-like setting infused with the enthusiasm and cheerfulness of a friendly marketplace. Really, it’s a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Enjoy it this weekend with your date.

The market is great, but for a really memorable way to spend a day at Sweetwater—volunteer. The farm depends on community members to help, so volunteers are always warmly welcomed. During the growing season, volunteers help plant, maintain, and harvest all the goodness growing on Sweetwater’s land. You'll learn sustainable farming techniques and discover natural wonders. All the planting, learning, and discovering fosters conversation and friendships with the other volunteers and staff that you farm with. Enjoying the elements of the farm while patting soil over freshly planted vegetables makes for an incredibly pleasant day. Share the volunteer experience with the one you care about (and the inevitable nap time that follows) for a really wonderful and green date.

Sweetwater Organic Farm produces delicious organic foods and it cultivates a community. Sweetwater’s Sunday Market brings that community together to enjoy the farm, the food, and each other. Community support, especially through volunteering, makes it all happen. Indulging in either of these activities for a date nourishes this incredibly community and gives you and your date an unparalleled green experience.

Sweetwater Organic Farm is located on 6942 West Comanche Ave in Tampa. More on the farm, volunteering, and Sunday market at their website.

Be sure to check out the many programs and workshops that Sweetwater Farm offers each month, like solar power and permaculture workshops to yoga classes. See our Green Community Calendar for these events and more!

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