A Foodie-Fest; a Work Bee; & a Potluck!
12th Annual Swier Family Farm
Garlic Harvest Party
Saturday 30th July
9am – 5pm (or anytime in-between!)
potluck around 1pm, or so
640 18 Mile Rd, Remus, MI 49340
Many details below
Or simply call #989-382-5436
RSVP much appreciated!
“Our families so glad you let us
be a part of this!”
“wow – now that was a party!”
“It’s good to work really hard…
now and again.”
“I’ve never been part
of such a big group effort.
This was so neat….
I looked around,
there was so much going on…
Everyone doing something,
how could I not help!”
“We need to do this more than once per year!”
(Come rain, come shine, come hot, come cold…. We’ve got plenty of large, covered shelters from the rains and the shines; nice places to take a break, have a seat, do some shade work, visit with friends new and old, eat some food, drink some drink. We’ll find an easy way to be comfie, regardless!)
This foodie-fest is central to building our farm-ily.
The opportunity to spend time
with your like-minded locavores.
Swaddled babies to favorite grannies,
and all in-between!
Do not let a thing hold you back from this day!
Yep, it’s a Party and you’re all invited! Come one, come all, bring your friends and family! (no, you don’t have to be part of the CSA, course not!)
Come for an hour, come for the day, stay into the night! We’ll be visiting with friends old and new – getting to know our CSA friends better and better. You’ll see where and how your food is grown. We’ll eat around 1pm (or so). We can take a farm tour after lunch, if you’d like.
The potluck for the Garlic Party is around 1pm. We’ve often had three or more “shifts” come and go throughout the Garlic Harvest day. If you’d like to come for awhile, I definitely recommend you orient your “shift” around the potluck! The food’s fantastic, the people too! The third shift, late in the day (sometimes into the night!) are essential pick-us-up’s, adding a burst of necessary new energy and enthusiasm to power through and keep getting ‘er done. If you’ve got an hour, three or more, come on out! Everybody’s welcome!
Bring an instrument if you’d like, and a camera. Please no pets.
bring some pruners,
if you got ‘em
(we’re often a bit short on pruners)
(see those pruners gripped in their workin’ hands?)
If you have any questions or concerns, contact me directly. Need directions? Just ask. Don’t let anything hold you back from coming and enjoying!
step out your car
take your hat off
(like Janek did!)
or put your hat on
and stay awhile
(like Sirah does!)
It’s a Potluck (around 1pm, or so)
please bring a dish or drink to pass!
Please bring a dish or drink to pass. This is one of the year’s best meals, guaranteed! (or your food back?) The food’s been absolutely exceptional, delectable, incredible and inspiring each and every year. Always been great company to share it all with too.
Bring any picnic ware you might have, your favorite drink(s), some outdoor chairs, if you can.
bring a smile
bring a friend
work up an appetite
work up an appetite
I mean, you’ll work up an appetite!
and we’ll eat, of course!
be part of the clean plate club
It’s a Work Bee
Come prepared for the weather, whatever it may be, and for some work. There’s all sorts of work for all sorts of people. The harvesting of garlic, as we do it, is time and labor intensive – and we’re going to get it done!
We’ve got work on your hands and knees, standing straight up, sitting in a chair, and on ladders – oh my! I’m telling you, something for everyone!
Wear some work clothes – and bring a second (third?) set, just in case. Be prepared for the elements – and bring some hand pruners, if you’ve got them (to cut the “necks” of the garlic).
We are a working farm, and you will help us get this work done!
“You should market this as therapy!”
honestly, David said that!