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10th Annual Harvest Festival Oct 1st

Big Wave’s 10th Annual Harvest Festival

 

Join us as we celebrate this milestone, our 10th annual Harvest Festival!

 

You’re invited to a fun-filled autumn celebration with

friends, family and supporters of the Big Wave Project!

 

There will be fun for all ages, including pumpkin decorating, flower arranging, water balloon toss, pie-eating contest, an old-fashioned cake walk, silent auction, raffle, cork pull, live music, dancing and much more! Plus for the first time we will have an on-line auction (see details on next page). Visit the Big Wave Farm where you can meet the chickens and check out what’s growing! Don’t forget to purchase the perfect Halloween pumpkin from Big Wave’s bountiful pumpkin harvest!

 

When: Saturday, October 1, 2016, 11:00-3:00pm (note new time).

Where: Big Wave property in Princeton-by-the-Sea

(near 335 Airport Street). See below for map and directions.

Questions: Contact Kim at kgainza@bigwaveproject.org

or call (415)-517-9447.

 

Event Details and Announcements

LIVE MUSIC

Dance the day away to the sounds of The Back Pages, an awesome 60’s rock and roll cover band!

 

SILENT & ONLINE AUCTION

We have some wonderful items for this year’s auction, including gift certificates to local hotels, businesses & restaurants, hand-made jewelry, golf, artwork, wine, Disneyland tickets, themed baskets, and so much more!

New feature for 2016…..we have included an online component to our auction, which will be active

September 1st through September 27th. Most of the items online will not also be available at the Harvest Festival, but there may be a few which will carry over. Please visit our auction site at:          

                 http://www.biddingowl.com/BigWaveGroup

 

HARVEST POTLUCK

Every year the potluck gets more and more amazing! Do you have a favorite family dish? Please bring it to share. Last name A-M, please bring a side (ex. rice dish, raw or steamed veggies, cut fruit) and N-Z, a salad (ex. potato, leafy greens, fruit). Consider bringing something gluten free as there will be a separate table for gluten free dishes. No chips or bread, please!

Big Wave will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers and all the fixings, plus home-made carne asada, and pumpkin pie for dessert!

 

OLD-FASHIONED CAKE WALK

Bring a creative, homemade cake for the Cake Walk. Everyone can participate, fun for all ages!

 

NO DOGS, PLEASE!! (Except service dogs)

 

Donations can be sent to PO Box 1901, El Granada, CA 94018 or via PayPal on Big Wave’s web page (www.bigwaveproject.org/donate)

Directions

The Harvest Festival will be held on the Big Wave property, at 335 Airport Street in

Princeton-by-the-Sea, California.

From the North (San Francisco)

  1. Head south on Highway 1
  2. Turn right onto Capistrano Road (at the traffic light). You will pass the Oceano Hotel and the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company on your right.
  3. Turn left onto Prospect Way (you will see Mezza Luna on the corner).
  1. At the next stop sign, turn right onto Broadway. Broadway will turn into California Avenue and then into Cornell Avenue.
  2. Turn right onto Airport Street at the stop sign. 
  3. The Big Wave Harvest Fest will be on your left in 200 feet (immediately past the first warehouse at 333 Airport Street)

From the South Bay or the Peninsula

  1. Head west on Highway 92
  2. Go north on Highway 1 (take a right turn onto Highway 1 from Highway 92) for approximately 4 miles.
  3. Turn left onto Capistrano Road (at the traffic light). You will pass Oceano and the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company on your right. 
  4. Follow above directions from #3 on.

NOTE: If you choose to use MapQuest directions or a GPS, type in “335 Airport Street, Princeton by the Sea, CA” as the destination address. MapQuest will likely change the city name to Half Moon Bay, but don’t worry, it will take you to the right place! Ample parking will be available at the site. Remember to dress in layers, it can be chilly on the Coast!

Farm Lunch Workshop

Are you a farm volunteer? Are you interested in volunteering at the farm? Or do you just want to know what the farm goals and objectives are?!

The farm committee is hosting a work lunch to share our mission-aligned goals, objectives to meet the goals and how you might be able to help! We are welcoming the community to join us for this workshop to cultivate ideas and volunteer for our upcoming projects.

When: Sunday, November 15th, 2015
Lunch: 1:00-2:00 pm, $5 asked to help cover lunch fees.
Workshop: 2:00-3:00 pm

Where: Mariner’s Church, 100 Stone Pine Rd, Half Moon Bay.

Please RSVP, especially if you want to come for lunch, so we will have enough food.

Wish List

The farm and garden are constantly in need of donations, both time and resources. Please help out when you can.

If this list is something you are unable to do but you still want to donate, please visit our “Donate,” page: http://bigwaveproject.org/donate/ to donate through PayPal or with a check.   Thank you so much for your support.  

 

Brightly colored house paint for garden signs

Organic vegetable and fruit seeds

Irrigation drip system (lines, elbows, and drippers.)

Empty egg cartons

Peat moss for 15 beds @ $15.00 each.

Compost for 15 beds @ $8.00 each.

Garden gloves (new or used.)

Gallon freezer bags

Dehydrated meal worms for chicken treats

(list edited 12/1/2015)

 

Questions about the list? Please email:

Jon Yoshimine at desertstream@gmail.com or text or call at: (650)-245-2790 

Catherine St. Marie at cgstmarie@yahoo.com or text or call at: (415)-244-1594

Farm Day: December 2014

Greetings farmers!

 

We are still planning on farm day this Saturday!  Come on out if it’s not raining!

When: Saturday, Dec 13th, 2014; 10-1pm

Where: at the farm! just slightly North of 333 Airport Street, HMB

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Tasks:

1.) build a fire pit

2.) put new plastic on the green house. 

 

Make sure you say hi to the chickens and pick some veggies before you leave!

See you then!

-the farm team

Big Wave Joins the National #GivingTuesday Movement

Big Wave has joined #GivingTuesday, a first of its kind effort that will harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners—charities, families, businesses and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. Coinciding with the Thanksgiving Holiday and the kickoff of the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday will inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support and help create a better world.

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Goal: $500

Use: Cover 1 year of chicken expenses at the farm. 

 

Why Donate?  

1.) the individuals with developmental disabilities participate in the responsibilities and practice skills to take care of the chickens. 

2.) The chickens eat insects and weeds that can be harmful to the growth of the farm produce.

3.) Holding and petting the chickens is therapy for the social and emotional health of humans. 

4.) Chicken poop provides nutrient rich compost for farm soil. 

5.) Eggs are sold to create income for the farm. 

 

 Donate now at http://bigwaveproject.org/donate/ for a secure browser or send a check to: P.O. Box 1901, El Granada, CA 94018.

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8th Annual Harvest Festival 2014

You are invited to 

Big Wave’s 8th Annual Harvest Festival

When: Saturday, Oct 11th, 1-5 pm

Where: Big Wave property, just North of 333 Airport St, Princeton by the Sea

  • Meet and connect with family and friends
  • Enjoy family-friendly activities including dancing and games
  • the price is right… free!
  • learn how to support Big Wave in more meaningful ways

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Food

Do you have a favorite family dish?  Please bring it to share at our pot luck.

Last name A-M, please bring a side (rice, raw/steamed veggies, cut fruit)

Last name N-Z, a salad (potato, leafy greens, fruit.)

 

No chips or bread, please!

 

Music

Tie on your dancing shoes and get ready to dance all afternoon to Extra Large, an upbeat, positive, original, high energy, dance band from Santa Cruz

 

Auction and Activities

We have new and exciting items in this year’s auction… Disneyland tickets, local eateries, classy San Francisco restaurants, museums, and more!

Also indulge in subscribing for farm fresh produce delivery, four weekly deliveries of a dozen eggs, and raised planter beds for your garden!

Activities for all include but are not limited to: decorating pumpkins, dancing, cake walk, cork pull, face painting, tug-of-war, pie eating contest, hula hoop contests. 

**Please bring a cake to give away at the cake walk. **

 
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Farm Day “Lounge,” June

Please come down and join in the fun, fellowship and community.

Learn how to ‘grow your own’, and meet the girls.

Lunch is included. Suggested donation is $5.00

 

When: Saturday, June 13th, 10:00-1:00 pm

Where: North 333 Airport Blvd. El Granada, Ca. 94018.

Big Wave Farm presents: Big Wave Lounge Planting Day

Saturday, May 10 from 10:00-1:00. 

 333 Airport Blvd.  El Granada, Ca. 94018.

$5.00 suggested donation for lunch of farm raised vegetables, fruit and egg salad sandwiches made from eggs from our chickens.

This event is an open, outreach event.   Families with developmentally disabled members and newcomers are especially encouraged to attend.

Farm Day Activities:

> plant veggies, herbs and flowers right into our new raised beds using the Square Foot Gardening method of organic, sustainable, food production.

> beautify the grounds by spreading wood chips in the community area.

> sow seeds in the greenhouse.

> eat directly from the garden and sandwiches from our own farm-raised chickens.

> connect with others in the community and share company and a good time.

> harvest some veggies to enjoy at home.

> meet our ladies (hens)

> throw some horse shoes.

> sit down and relax…

> donate to further our ability to teach our young adults how to grow and prepare their own food. 

 

 

We are currently looking to raise $50,000 in seed money for staffing, continuing ed, curriculum development and operations.

You can donate on our website www.bigwaveproject.org or send a check to PO Box 1901 El Granada Ca. 94018.

The ‘Lounge’ theme purpose is that for our young adults to have a place to hang out and be with their friends and make new friends.  It is also an ‘incubator’ in which the young adults will be encouraged to use their gifts and abilities to serve others.

A few examples of the ‘service-based’ opportunities for farm days are as follows:
1.  Greeting and welcoming (smiles needed here)
2.  Food prep 
3.  Food service
4.  Co-project leader
5.  Farm assistant
6.  groundskeeper
7.  lounge lizard

Farm days are every 2nd Saturday of the month rain or shine.

For additional information, please call 650-245-2790.

Spread the word….!!!

Save the date!!

Big Wave Harvest Festival @ Big Wave Saturday, October 11th.

Wish List

The farm and garden is constantly in need of donations, both time and resources. Please help out when you can.

If this list is something you are unable to do but you still want to donate, please visit our “Donate,” page: http://bigwaveproject.org/donate/ to donate through a secure webpage or with a check.   Thank you so much for your support.  

 

Irrigation drip system (lines, elbows, and drippers.)

Empty egg cartons

Peat moss for 15 beds @ $15.00 each.

Compost for 15 beds @ $8.00 each.

Garden gloves (new or used.)

Gallon freezer bags

Dehydrated meal worms.

 

Questions about the list? Please email Jon Yoshimine at desertstream@gmail.com or text or call at: (650)-245-2790 

 

Farm Day April: Grow Your Own

When: Saturday, April 12, 10:00 am

Where: 333 Airport Blvd. El Granada, CA 94018

 

Hello farmers!

Come on down to the farm and see what’s been going on! Introduction to Square Foot Gardening, sow seeds and label your own plants.   Also, meet the hens!  On farm days, the girls are let out and allowed to walk free range around the farm. 

Come enjoy the fun.  See you then!

-The Big Wave Farmers