A few months ago the news broke that Hayes Valley Farm, the great urban ag experiment on the old Embarcadero Freeway on- and off-ramps, is closing its gates by June 1 to make way for a 182-unit apartment complex (and before you get too outraged, remember that this was the original deal the farm made with the city -- to use the space until it was developed). Anyway, before the farm closes it's having one last party, and it sounds like it'll be a great time.
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There will be soil, seeds, and plants to be had; live music; a taco bar featuring with the farm's produce; arts and crafts like a farm puppet photo booth, face-painting, worm and composting workshops, and something called a "sensory scavenger hunt"; and a ceremonial cake cutting at 2 p.m. to, in the farm's words, "honor our past, present, and future!"
Guests are encouraged to bring their own food, picnic blankets, dishes, and utensils -- just pack out what you pack in, because it's a zero waste event.
The fiesta is taking place on Sunday, May 5, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. It's free and open to all ages.