With the incredible rain we got, it definitely had an effect on our crops. The peas LOVE it, they doubled in size and we will be harvesting our first snap pease next week! Small harvest at first, but it will grow in size week to week. The strawberries however, did not love it. They are fragile little fruits and in the heavy rains they absorb too much water and their skins get bruised. BUT THEY STILL TASTE GREAT! They just have no storage life, so pick 'em and freeze 'em. We invite you to come out to the farm this weekend and pick all of the ripe berries you can! For Free! Our hope is that you will get some to stock your freezer with and we will have some help cleaning up the plants, which fingers crossed, will have a final push in the coming weeks. We ask that you be mindful of your spacing if other people are there, and to pick carefully so the plants stay in good health. Bring your own containers and come by anytime sunrise to sunset Saturday or Sunday. 1100 Curtis St Greensboro NC 27406
Farm friends, regular volunteers, and community members McCabe Coolidge and Karen Day have put together a little fundraiser for our Urban Teaching Farm that we hope will be beneficial for all involved. McCabe Coolidge is a Comunity Potter and as many local artists are, he is without his farmer's market sales outlet but has not stopped making art! He's thrown a series called: "Together at Home". Beautiful Dinner bowls with high rims, each is $15. Here's what he had to say about it:
"Hi Everyone. The other day Lilly suggested that I might want to sell my pottery to you all since I am unable to sell pottery at the local farmers markets. What a great idea. I have called myself a Community Potter since I started out taking Community Night Classes at both Meredith College and UNC Asheville. Over the years I have started Empty Bowls Projects, given pottery to Plenty! in Floyd Virginia and Habitat for Humanity in St Petersburg and more recently to Out of the Garden Project and Habitat Greensboro. I just love to give pots away. Sometimes when a little kid will hang while I throw a little cup and then when I am done I will reach in my basket and give her one, all glazed and fired. Her look! Oh my. So this Wednesday and succeeding Wednesdays you will find my pottery for sale. For $15 you can purchase one that is both dishwasher, microwave and oven safe. $10 will go to me and $5 to the Urban Teaching Farm. I just love the Urban Teaching Farm. Karen, my partner and I spend Tuesday mornings planting, harvesting and hauling their great vegetables out of the garden to Zak who washes them, getting ready for us to pick them up the next day. Maybe it can be the "Together at Home" series reminding all of us of our community connections in this time."
If you'd like to purchase, send money via PayPal to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our new interns for the summer will be working alongside us next week, so if you run into them, give them a big welcome to our Farm family, Nallah and Theo!