9th Annual Planter’s Ball

people eating at tables

Join us for our 9th Annual Fall Potluck Fundraiser for Sweetwater Organic Community Farm.

Dine, dance, and relax under the stars and help us celebrate the beginning of another great season!  Casual event open to the entire community, so tell your friends!

Bring a dish to share (no meat, please).  We’ll enjoy an organic salad harvested fresh from our farm, yummy bread and desserts from Whole Foods Market!

Dinner begins at 6:00 and Live Music with local favorite Rob Irie starts at 6:30!

Organic Beer from local brewer St. Somewhere Brewery and Organic Wine will be available for purchase.

Cost: $10 adults, $5 children – please pay cash at the door.

Or pay $20 at the door and receive 20 raffle tickets, plus admission!  (That’s like 10 free raffle tickets).

Awesome Raffle Prizes – bring your $1 bills to purchase raffle tickets!  Prizes include gift certificates from local businesses including Whole Foods, The Columbia Restaurant, Bern’s Steakhouse, Acupuncture & Herbal Remedies, Pizza Fusion, Peg’s Cantina, The Refinery, WMNF, and more!

Want to Volunteer at the event?  Want to donate a gift certificate for our raffle ($50 minimum)?  Please contact us right away!


Our farm is located on 6 acres of suburban property along Sweetwater Creek in the Town n’ Country area of Tampa, just north of Hillsborough Avenue and east of Hanley Road near the Veteran’s Expressway/Tampa Airport.

You may enter the farm from three directions, each with its own parking area:

From the Northeast: Comanche from Hanley*: Traveling west on Hillsborough Ave. from the Veteran’s Expressway, turn right on Hanley Rd. Take the next right on Comanche Ave.  Park along the chainlink fence.  If those spaces full drive back toward Hanley and park in the church parking lot on your right or the Park n’ Ride lot to the north of the church.  Walk to the end of Comanche and cross the footbridge over Sweetwater Creek.  The farm entrance will be on your right.
GPS Address:
Intersection of Hanley Rd & Comanche Ave.

From the South: Mohawk from Sawyer: Traveling west on Hillsborough Ave. from the Veteran’s Expressway, turn right on Sawyer Rd. Take the next left on Mohawk Ave.  Drive to the end and park along the chainlink fence.  Walk through the opening in the fence, down the driveway to the farm.  If no space available, drive back down Mohawk and turn right into the back of the ABC Liquor parking lot.  (They have given us permission to use their parking for this event).  There will be a parking volunteer that can give you a ride to the farm on the golf cart.

Handicap Parking Only: Traveling west on Hillsborough Ave from the Veteran’s Expressway, turn right on Sawyer (Shell Station). Take the second left on Comanche Ave. Go all the way down to the end and turn left into the Farm driveway. Park in one of three handicap spaces in small lot on immediate left.  We have only a few Handicap spaces so please reserve these for those that are truly in need.

GPS Address: 6942 W. Comanche Ave.

We will have volunteers posted at each of the parking areas to help direct you.