|Seedlings in the tunnel (thanks to Cate, Allie & Brandi for helping us seed these flats!)|
As you know, there’s always work to be done on the farm and now is no exception. We’re working on getting our fall cover crops planted and our fall produce seedlings in the soil. We’ll be transplanting LOTS of goodies including, Brussels sprouts, green and red cabbage, white, yellow and green cauliflower, collards, kale, purple and white kohlrabi, mustard greens, napa cabbage, tatsoi, broccoli, beets, radish, and rutabaga. Many of you have expressed a desire to help us out on the farm (many of you have already helped us SO much!) and we thought it might be easier – and more fun – if we had something of a planting party again. Only, this time around it’s a bit more difficult for me (Patricia) to get a whole lot of food together for our post-labor feast, given the new baby and his lack of desire to participate in baby wearing just yet. So, we were hoping that folks could pack a small picnic if they wanted to and we could provide some snack food (e.g., chips and salsa, cut up fruit, cut up veggies, etc.). Anyway, the best time for us to have folks out – and we think the best time for y’all – is Sundays. So we’d like to open up the next four Sundays to planting party time – productive Sunday FUNdays, if you will.
We’ll start around 4pm and spend a few hours each Sunday (8/19, 8/26, 9/2, and 9/9) transplanting seedlings and then we’ll hang out together in the shade enjoying snacks, personal picnics, and refreshments (a nice glass of wine or a good beer are definitely encouraged if you’re into that sort of thing J). If you think you would like to come out to help transplant, please shoot us an email, let Ben know when you see him at drop, or give us a call (919-800-8898) so we know when to expect you. If you’d like to bring out friends or family, please do – the more the merrier! Of course, dress appropriately (comfy clothes and shoes, hats, sunscreen, etc.) and bring a water container of some kind.
So, if you’ve never been out here, it’s easy. If you’re coming from the Triangle, just take I-40 East and get off at Exit 312. The Google map directions take you the rest of the way. Our address is 1000 McLemore Road Clayton, NC 27520. When you pull into the driveway, please park so that you do not block anyone. You will see a pretty white and green farm house and you’ll see a trailer. Beth, Eric and the kids live in the house. We’re in the trailer (our mailing address is 1000, but our physical address is 980) – but we’ll probably be outside when you show up. If you have any questions, give Ben a call (919-800-8898).
|We hope to see you some Sunday afternoon!|