Farmer's Market 9-14-19
The harvest moon was so bright this morning that you almost didn't need any other light to see. The harvest moon is called so because it provides extra light at this time of year for harvest. Now that we grow vegetables year round, I guess it's not as important as in the past when people only grew seasonally.
Our harvest has been plentiful this week. More Tomatoes than last week and more Lettuce. We have been concerned that the hot weather would effect the Lettuce, so we have been providing a cooling shower of overhead irrigation in the afternoon to make them feel comfortable in this heat and humidity. So far it's working. Please stop by and check the gorgeous Heirloom Tomatoes we have this week. We also have Summer and Winter Squash and Zucchini. Egg Plant and Swiss Chard also join the offerings for today.
Counting today, there are only three more Saturdays for this market. It is always sad when it ends. Of course many vendors, including us sometimes, move on to other markets so that we can continue providing quality local organic produce and flowers and herbs. But it's not the same. The St. Matthew's market is a small community that exists only for a few hours each Saturday from May through September. Then it's gone. It will return next year and much will be the same. Most of the vendors will return but some may not. Most of the customers will return but some will have moved on to other places. The rhythms of life and death will claim others.
So this small community is a microcosm of the larger community known as the world. Some things change and some things stay the same. I hope that we, Harmony Fields Farm, will have the wisdom and courage to know those things we need to keep the same, such as our commitment to sustainable, regenerative organic agriculture, and have the courage to face the challenges of our culture and be able to adapt to changing needs.
Although we are sad for this market to come to an end, we are already excited about the potential for next year!
Come see us today.
(And our Chef Jeremy will here again to answer all of your culinary questions such as, "What do I do with _____."