Organic Today - For a Better Tomorrow!
Home of DFW's first All-Clean, All Real Farmers - Market Day!
15 mins southeast of downtown Dallas @ 4710 Pioneer Rd., Balch Springs, TX 75180 (1 block north I20 @ Seagoville Rd.)
SHOP / MARKET Open 1st & 3rd Saturdays only April - December
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Eden's In the News & On-Line
Featured in Edible Dallas & Forth Worth - Winter 2009
Market Day Feature Story in NeighborsGo - July 2010
Chefs for Farmers Launch long-table style benefit dinner at Eden's. D Magazine
3 - 2 week sessions of farm camp will be led by Jennifer Stuart who has over twenty years experience in Early Childhood Education and has attachment parented/homeschooled/unschooled her daughter (now 15).
Farmer Marie will tell us about what is involved in running the farm and be sure that we follow all farm safety rules. She will check in on us as she goes about her busy farm day, but will not be directly involved in daily activities. Jennifer may have visitors with specific knowledge come and talk she will let you know as these are scheduled.
Come join the fun on the farm! Gather some eggs, harvest some veggies, learn what lives at the edge of the pond and much more. Participants will spend our mornings exploring, collecting and documenting what we discover on the farm utilizing photos, drawings, collage and other artistic means along with discussion, reading, songs and acting. This is a project based learning environment where the children will inspire the course of the day through their interests and suggestions.
The program is targeted to ages 4 through 10. There is a minimum of five children and a maximum of ten for each session so tell your friends, but sign up quickly!
Camp will be held in two week sessions (except the first session which is 2 ½ weeks) from 9:00AM-12:00PM each day. On the last Friday of each session there will be a family potluck/farm fresh lunch so plan to stay a bit later. Otherwise, lunch is on your own. Your child should bring a simple snack and a re-fillable water bottle. A big cooler of water will available. Sturdy, closed toe shoes are required for safety. FARM CAMP will provide all natural essential oil based insect spray. Activities will be in the shade as much as possible so a good slathering of sunscreen at home ought to last through the morning.
*Eden's Organic Garden Center & Eden's Garden CSA Farm are delighted to host this event!
Farm Camp is held independently of Eden's Garden CSA Farm and Eden's Organic Garden Center.
Herb Walk - Wild Medicinal "Weed" Walk at the Farm
Saturday, June 21st 11am start time
We have the honor to host Clinton Pierce of Clintons Healing Herbs of Hutchinson, KS. I was introduced to him via a woman who met him at a recent health fair here in DFW. Clinton uses herbs for various remedies and will introduce us to a wide range of uses for herbs and plants growing naturally and how to "wildcraft" those found and collect them for your use.
Watch for more details coming soon!
What to bring:
Wear comfortable walking shoes or boots (the farm may be muddy if it rains). Bring a canvas bag to collect edibles as we walk, your own bowl and utensils to enjoy a wild green salad we will create from our bounty, and a camera if you'd like to photo the edibles we discover! Rain or shine so bring rain gear/umbrella if it looks like we'll get some blessed rain that late in June! :)
Regular Market Days are every 1st and 3rd Saturday April - December
Special Market Days on 5th Saturdays as they occur
Honorarium Edible Tree Forest Dedication - Winter 2013-4
Farm Tours - by appointment
Workshops/Classes - TBA
Teaching others about small local farming and personal nutrition is one of our passions here at Eden's. We feel that education is important in helping people strive to live healthier more fully independent lives.
Bring your group to Eden's Garden CSA Farm for an educational farm tour experience and learn about sustainable farming/gardening, food preparation, farm animals' place on the farm, take a scenic walk to see our honey bees, and stay for a special extended unit on honey bees or earthworms (Extra unit optional.).
One of our farmers will guide you around the farm for an interactive tour. Get up close with chickens, roosters, sheep, livestock guard dogs and horses; observe a working farm with guided tour of the gardens, bee hives, chicken coops, and horse barn.
Pack a picnic lunch and eat under the old oak trees and enjoy an afternoon away from the city - just down the road.
$7-$10 student/tour sizes limited to 50 per group/day
Call for reservations - dates are limited
Groups hosted include;
Permaculture classes with instructor Dick Pierce from Austin
Dallas by Chocolate .com Tours
World Affairs Council Delagates
Other Events Held on the Farm
Barn Aid 2012 Tour De Farms
A gourmet dinner was prepared in the garden by 8 of DFW's top Chefs and paired with food from local farmers & sommelier using wine from organic/sustainable vineyards of the Northwest.
It was all to spotlight and support local farmers and raise money for the local food movement in our community!
Wedding/Engagement/Graduation photos - Private Dinners -
Matt & Jess' beautiful wedding held in Feb. 2013
PEAK SEASON: (March July; October December)
OFF-PEAK SEASON: (January, February, September)
*Some areas of the farm may be unavailable for use due to markets or other in-progress farming activities. Please check with us about your needs/space.
TOFGA Organic Farming & Ranching Classes Available - Call to get on the sign up list.
Call 214-348-3336 (EDEN) to sign up for all classes
Have an idea for a topic - drop us a suggestion.
Classes are held here at the shop - 4710 Pioneer Road, Balch Springs
Every 1st and 3rd Saturday! 9am-noon (April-Dec)
PUBLIC SPEAKING/LECTURES -
New members and visitors welcome! Call 214-348-3336 to join! Go to www.dogc.org for details.
Meetings are held at REI on LBJ, 4th Thursday each
month Jan - September