Farmers Market November 5, 2017
Last week was our first one at Lucky's and thanks to you it was very successful for us. You came out to support us and we very much appreciate it. It was not a very pleasant day and I'm very thankful that tomorrow will be much better. We will be there from 10:30-2:30.
Our High Tunnel continues to produce. We will have tomatoes (the red Mountain Fresh, and Green Zebra varieties) cherry tomatoes (about 8-9 pints total), Fairy Tale Eggplant and Peppers. We are delighted that our attempt at season extension seems to be working! You are the beneficiary of this endeavor.
Traditional fall produce that we have growing outside will also be available: Beets, Swiss chard, Collards, Curly Kale, Red Russian Kale and some beautiful green onions.
Also we will have Winter Squash and pumpkins and a variety of cuts of our Grass Fed/Grass Finished Beef. If you have specific needs for meat (e.g., roasts, steaks, shortchanged ribs, etc) let us know ahead of time and we can bring those with us. I'll check email before we leave at 8:00 in the morning.
I spent all day today at the University of Kentucky's Organic Farm for a CSA Boot Camp. This invitation only event brought seven certified organic farms from all over Kentucky together to learn and discuss CSA's. The CSA model is shifting in some places and it is good to keep up with the trends. One of the lectures was on keeping "Community" in Community Supported Agriculture. Some farms have chosen to become a detached food service without any contact with their customers. Just drop off what the customer wants at a central location and never see them face to face.
Community is important. Community is why so many of you braved the weather last week and made the journey over to Lucky's. It is humbling and fills us with an awesome sense of accountability to know that you trust us and want to support us no matter where we might be. Thank you.
Here's to "Community." And here's to you, or y'all, because you make community possible. And in a small way, it makes the world a better place.
10:30-2:30 tomorrow. Come experience community .Come experience the deep meaning of connecting your food with a farmers face.
Hope to see ya there,