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Register now for Worden Farm to Table Sunday Brunches! March 01 2017

We invite you to join us for fabulous food and fun at the farm at the Worden Farm to Table Sunday Brunches on March 19 and April 9, 11 AM to 1 PM. Chef Joy Egan and his Tableseide Team from Sarasota have created delicious and creative menus for us to enjoy. Each brunch is themed, featuring the best of the seasonal harvest over multiple courses. The March 19 brunch has a Saint Patrick’s Day theme, and the April 9 brunch has a Spring theme. You can register for the Sunday Brunches now on the farm website. We look forward to seeing you for Sunday Brunch!

Register now for the Worden Farm-to-Table Demo Lunches! December 20 2016

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Enjoy food and fun on our family farm in Punta Gorda, Florida, with a multi-course demo lunch in the Veggie Barn.

Thursday, January 12, 2017. 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Thursday, February 9, 2017. 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Demonstration presented by Farm to Table cooking expert Cindi Florit

Cindi has enjoyed the privilege of eating great, fresh vegetables at all points in her life. She grew up gardening and cooking in the Ohio countryside on part of her grandfather's farm and she continues those traditions with her own daughters today. She is passionate about fresh food, local farmers, and sharing new recipes and age-old knowledge about our foods and food sources.

$40 Worden Farm members. $50 Non-members.

Ages 14 and up welcome. 


Register Now for the "What Do I Do With All These Veggies?" Workshop! November 23 2016

Saturday, December 17, 2016. 2:00 – 4:00 PM, in the Barn Kitchen at Worden Farm.

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Learn preparation techniques and recipes for using the diverse assortment of veggies that Worden Farm customers and members enjoy. Workshop content includes proper storing, handling, and washing, as well as cooking techniques such as steaming, braising, roasting, and juicing for leafy greens, root crops, tomatoes, and herbs.

Workshop Presenter Cindi Florit has enjoyed the privilege of eating great, fresh vegetables at all points in her life. She grew up in the Ohio country on part of her grandfather’s farm as the third of seven children and worked in the family’s one-acre garden, learning the responsibility of caring for and enjoying the fruits of a big family garden. At an early age, she learned to utilize and preserve fruits and vegetables with her grandmother, mother, and siblings, and she continues those traditions with her own daughters today. She is passionate about fresh food, local farmers, and sharing as well as receiving new recipes and age-old knowledge about our foods and food sources. Cindi has been a member of Worden Farm for over 10 years.

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It's Time to Sign Up for Worden Farm! July 29 2016

It is that time of year in Southwest Florida -- time to enroll in the Worden Farm CSA Membership program! Sign up now to share in the bountiful organic vegetable harvest from the farm, before enrollment closes.

Don't miss your chance to receive an affordable, guaranteed supply of fresh, local, organic produce throughout the coming harvest season. Be part of the growing community supported agriculture (CSA) movement that connects farmers with folks who care about their food.

Farm membership options include Classic Box Delivery, On-Farm Market-Style, and Farmers Market Credit.

Signing up online is quick and easy, and payment can be made by check or credit card.

Thank you for your ongoing support of Worden Farm. We appreciate your contributions to promoting local organic agriculture in Southwest Florida, and we cherish you as part of our community.

We are looking forward to another great farm season!


Become a Worden Farm Site Host next season! March 01 2016

CSA farm membership enrollment will open in early April, and we are excited to offer more site hosting opportunities for our Classic Box deliveries. Site hosts receive the convenience of direct delivery to their location, and the satisfaction of helping to build community and change the food system. Being a Worden Farm site host can drive traffic to your business and provide an amenity to your clients or customers. Sites can be open to the public, or exclusive to members of your community location. Many types of locations are possible, and should be within 150 miles of Punta Gorda, Florida. Worden Farm provides free support and media exposure for sites, if desired. If you are interested in site hosting, please send an email to us at office@wordenfarm.com


CTC Chefs Give Cooking Demonstrations for Worden Farm CSA Members January 05 2016

The chefs from the Culinary Arts Program of the Charlotte Technical Center will begin coming soon to the farm for cooking demonstrations on Wednesday afternoons from 2:00 – 3:00 PM. They will be starting next Wednesday, January 13, and plan to come every other week through April. There will be free samples of their delicious veggie-based farm-to-table creations, and copies of their recipes will be available to take home. Worden Farm is open on Wednesdays for members only.

              


Outstanding in the Field is Returning to Worden Farm on January 31 November 19 2015

Experience an unforgettable evening at Worden Farm, seated at our long table, in a field of organic vegetables. Enjoy hors d' oeuvres, a brief farm tour, and a multi-course farm-to-table meal with wine pairings, at sunset, all in the exceptional company of fellow farm guests.

The meal will feature Worden Farm vegetables and products from other local food purveyors, brought together with the culinary talents of Chef Jeff Mitchell and his team from The Local restaurant in Naples.

As with previous Outstanding in the Field events at Worden Farm, a donation is made from the proceeds, to the nonprofit Florida Organic Growers and Consumers, Inc.

Sunday, January 31, 2016. 3 PM.

These events sell out, so get tickets today!


Southern Living Magazine Features Worden Farm September 09 2015


Membership Enrollment Ends on September 1 -- Sign up now! August 14 2015

In order to know how much to plant and grow each season, our CSA farm membership enrollment deadline is September 1.

Thank you to all who have already enrolled. We encourage all returning and new farm members to sign up as soon as possible.

After you sign up, you can expect to hear from us with updates as we get closer to December when we start to harvest.

We are working hard in our fields every day of the week, and look forward to harvesting fresh local organic vegetables for you soon!


"Fabulous Florida Feast" Fundraiser for United Way February 23 2015

We are looking forward to the United Way of Charlotte County’s “Fabulous Florida Feast” this Saturday, February 28. The talented culinary team is cooking up Worden Farm vegetables in their special menu, all to support their work. Buy tickets here: http://www.unitedwayccfl.org/fabulousfloridafeast.


Junior Leadership Charlotte Tours Worden Farm November 04 2014

A special group visited Worden Farm for a farm tour today. The young men and women of Junior Leadership Charlotte learned about organic farming and community agriculture here in Charlotte County. Today, Dr. Eva Worden talked with the group about careers in agriculture, and Vanessa Bielema led them in a walking tour of some of our farm fields, teaching them about our organic crop production methods along the way. A favorite stop was picking sweet ripe cherry tomatoes.

The high school students who participate in this program receive exposure to a variety of aspects of our county, following the model of the Leadership Charlotte program of the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce. We at Worden Farm have proudly hosted both Junior Leadership Charlotte and Leadership Charlotte groups on farm tours for many years, and look forward to doing so well into the future. The success of our community is directly tied to widespread awareness and appreciation for how we all feed ourselves. We are honored to help educate our current and future community leaders about sustainable agriculture.  

 


Farm-to-Table at River City Grill in Punta Gorda October 07 2014

We're proud to be on the menu, and on the sign above the hostess station, at of one of our community's favorite restaurants, River City Grill in Punta Gorda.

Chef Steve and Owner Doug Amaral have partnered with us for many years to bring the vibrancy of our farm to their restaurant tables.

Check out the delicious nightly specials that Chef Steve creates with our fresh, local, organic vegetables.

Watch for their newest restaurant, Italia -- opening soon, right next door to River City Grill -- also featuring Worden Farm.

Farmer Eva and Chef Steve at River City Grill

 

 

 


October 1 Deadline for Farm Membership Enrollment September 01 2014

In order to know how much to plant and grow each season, our farm membership enrollment deadline is October 1. That's just one month away!

Thank you to all who have already enrolled. We encourage all returning and new farm members to sign up as soon as possible.

After you sign up, you can expect to hear from us with updates as we get closer to the start of the harvest.

We are working hard in our fields every day of the week, and look forward to harvesting fresh local organic vegetables for you soon!

 

 


Organic Rising Film Trailer April 15 2014

Last season we were interviewed for a film, Organic Rising, by award-winning documentary photographer Anthony Suau. “Organic Rising is an eye opening journey into the heart of America’s organic food revolution. Through breathtaking imagery and insightful interviews the film both informs and engages questioning consumers as well as aspiring farmers.”

We are honored to have been included in this film, and excited to observe the reception it receives from the public.

The film’s trailer was recently released and you can view it online at: www.organicrisingfilm.com/trailer/


Membership Preview Event March 04 2014

Each season, we open up the Worden Farm Market to potential members for a Farm Membership Preview Event so that they can see for themselves what the membership is like. This year our Preview Day will be Wednesday, April 16th from 4 to 6 p.m. If you have friends that you think you would like to introduce to Worden Farm, this is the perfect time to invite them out, so mark your calendar.

This is also a great day for Classic Delivery Box members to come out to visit the farm for one final time for the season! We always love having you out. 

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Take a Farm Tour! October 29 2013

What's it like to take a tour of Worden Farm?

No matter your age or experience, you will learn something new, and enjoy the great outdoors in a productive, healthy environment.

Here are a few comments from a recent tour group of 5th graders:

  • "I wish I lived on a farm like this."
  • I didn't know that potatoes grow like that.
  • "It's cooler than the forest in The Hunger Games!"

Tour dates are limited this season, so get your tickets today!

 


Online Payments - YeeHaw! October 29 2013

Worden Farm members and customers asked for an online payment option, so here it is!

We're glad to accommodate, and welcome your comments about your user experience here.

Thank you for your support of local, organic farming!