Lettuces and dewy spider webs are popping out the ground, and these farmers are wearing sweaters when they arrive for the work day... Fall is upon us! At least as far as the growing season is concerned, we will still be getting some hot days, but the plants are telling a different story. It's a time of transition and going to rest and the last productive push of the season before hibernation.
To those returning for yet another season with us, THANK YOU. You know the drill, nothing big has changed, except if you pick up on the farm you may notice the cooler has moved over to the wash house, so if you pick up after hours, you'll just walk down the mulched path.
For those new to our Harvest Box, Welcome! Each week, generally on Tuesdays we are harvesting your customized orders, and by Wednesday afternoon have them cleaned, sorted, boxed up and labeled for you to pick up at your designated site between 4-7p (on farm) or 5-7p (Southside). We are delighted to see what each of you chooses to swap out, double up on, and add-on extra each week. Don't hesitate to customize! It's a win-win for all of us, so reach out if you have any questions.
New to the Fall Harvest Box lineup is local producer, Broken Bones Farm. They are a women-owned and operated duo out of Stoneville, NC. Lilly Emendy, who you know as our Farm Manager here at the Urban Teaching Farm, and her better half, Jenny Emendy are growing chickens on pasture, supplemented with organic, non-GMO feed. Each week we will have eggs and an assortment of their chicken cuts available for your selection. Curious about their growing practices? Check out brokenbonesfarm.com
We appreciate you all, and look forward to sharing more exciting news about tours and workshops coming up in October and November!
The farm crew