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Contact: Lauren Gurniewicz, 210-534-8875, ext. 227
Join park staff and community partners for the 4th Annual Farm Day at Mission San Juan. Farm Day is a free family-friendly event from 10:00 am-3:00 pm on Saturday, November 11. The Spanish colonial missions established in the early 1700s were communities that also included homes, workshops, ranches, and farms, in addition to the churches. Farm Day is an opportunity to explore the roots of San Antonio food culture from the Spanish colonial missions to modern food, health, and wellness. Mission San Juan is located at 9101 Graf Road in southeast San Antonio.
Community partners including Casa Navarro State Historic Site, Green Spaces Alliance, City of San Antonio World Heritage Office, City of San Antonio Metro Health-Healthy Neighborhoods, Bexar County Master Gardeners, San Antonio Botanical Garden and Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park will provide activities and information for visitors of all ages. Chefs from the San Antonio Food Bank and Culinary Health Education for Families will prepare demonstration recipes using nutritious, wholesome ingredients. Longhorns and other farm animals will also be in the mission corrals.
Free parking is available at Mission San Juan. Visitors can also utilize the VIVA Missions Route #40 to explore Missions Concepcion, San Jose and San Juan. Farm Day is offered with generous support from Mission Heritage Partners, the San Antonio Food Bank, Western National Parks Association and Nature’s Herb Farm.