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New name. Still teaching. Still growing.

JVTF "entrance" from 7th Ave. N.Jones Valley Urban Farm was re-introduced late last week to members of its email list and visitors to its website as Jones Valley Teaching Farm.

The new name also introduces a new logo to the community – the second such change in recent years for the nationally-acclaimed Northside institution. The note from the organization points out something that few would argue:

…while many people know us for our delicious produce, many don’t know that it’s not the primary function of our organization. Since its inception, our mission has been to empower future generations with an education to eat smarter, think healthier—and live better.

They pointed out that the name change didn’t mean they’d be changing what they were already doing, though they did mention a return of the on-site farm stand and the coming fundraising campaign to help fund new efforts focused on education.

It’s Nice… returns with Edwin Marty

Edwin MartyEdwin Marty has dedicated the last ten years to helping metro Birmingham understand why organic food is important to its future.

After seeing Molly Folse’s post in March announcing his resignation from Jones Valley Urban Farm (it happened earlier this month), it made sense to interview him as the next subject of the “It’s Nice to Have You in Birmingham” video series hosted over on Dear Birmingham. We’ve previously featured an interview with Sharrif Simmons, founder of the BAAM Festival.

The idea behind the series is to talk with those that are doing things in Alabama’s Magic City about the project in addition to issues facing the region.

Marty’s departure has been written about in recent months by both Birmingham Weekly and The Birmingham News. Incidentally, if you don’t click through to see the video, you may want to at least learn about where he’s headed next

More places to find it fresh

Back in May Christina gave us a few options for finding fresh produce in the Magic City. Well, you can add at least three more options to that list. The Park Place Farmer’s Market started up its third season last Wednesday in Linn Park; they’ll keep on going until August 27 from 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Jones Valley Urban Farm logoThe folks over at Jones Valley Urban Farm invite you over to the Gardens of Park Place to pick up produce between 4 – 6 p.m. at their after-work farm stand. It’s available Monday – Thursday through August and Tuesdays only from September to April.

Those living on the city’s East side can head over to the South East Lake Farmers Market at 78th Street and 2nd Avenue South every Saturday through October 25 for fresh produce.

Let us know if there are any others that we’re missing…

“Garden Party with a City View,” Jones Valley Urban Farm

The advisory board of Bare Hands Gallery invites everyone to this community event to raise funds for the gallery’s public education initiatives, exhibits and events. “The Garden Party with A City View” is scheduled for Saturday from 7-10 p.m. at Jones Valley Urban Farm, located at the corner of 7th Avenue North and 25th Street in Downtown Birmingham.

Don your finest garden attire and enjoy live music from Bo Butler and the Nice Boys, and the White Oaks, complimentary drinks provided by International Wines, and delicious food from local restaurants including Urban Standard, Franklin’s Homewood Gourmet, Lucy’s Coffee & Tea, Icon Restaurant, Cosmos, Bottletree, Healthy Connections, Rojo & more. There will also be fun door prizes.

Local artists will contribute elaborate centerpieces that will be on display that evening to help raise funds. Partygoers will have the chance to vote on their favorite pieces. Tickets are $25 before May 9 and $30 day of and at door. Available in person at Bare Hands Gallery or by calling (205) 324.2124.

Bare Hands Gallery is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization championing Alabama contemporary artists. It is located at 109 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd South.