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Hanging the moon: news and availability from Tumbling Shoals Farm

Posted 5/11/2020 6:42pm by Shiloh Avery.

I was so cheerful Saturday morning, I hung the moon for you!

I am never that super cheery morning person.  I mean, I’m not grumpy per se, more like stoic.  It takes a bit of stretching and meditation and yeah, okay, coffee to get up to cheerful.  But for some reason this Saturday when the 3:45am alarm went off, I was downright chipper. 

The kitten made me giggle, I was whistling, I didn’t even feel like glaring at my husband. Jason was actually worried about me!  I can’t explain it.  I thought about it: did I eat super healthy the night before?  Pasta. Well that’s not chips, but it’s not exactly a salad either, so it must not be that.  It can’t be looking forward to the day because we were expecting a heavy frost that night and so I knew I had to come home quick from market and work on preparations.

I just couldn’t explain it.  I still can’t explain it. Maybe it was a premonition that we would make it through the frost (which we did). Maybe it was Maybelline.

Here's what we we're harvesting this week:

Baby lettuce salad mix: $3.50/5-oz compostable container

Arugula: $3.50/5-oz compostable container

Spinach (not baby): $5/1/2-lb bag

Rainbow Chard: $3/bunch

Kale: $3/bunch

Lacinato kale (a.k.a. dino kale, black kale, cavelo nero, etc.): $3.50/bunch

Carrots: $4.95/bunch

Cucumbers: $2.95/pound (limited)

Tomatoes (still limited-Cherokee Purple or Beefsteak): $3.45/pound

Scallions: $2/bunch


We'll be at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market in Building C 8am-1pm and at the Downtown Hickory Farmers Market 330 Main Ave NW  Wednesday 10am-2pm and Saturday 8am-1pm, and the Watauga County Farmers Market in Boone 8-noon.  


Due to the high volume of emails, texts, and phone calls, facebook and Instagram messages, we are no longer able to accept orders through those avenues.  I can no longer keep up in a timely manner and so I end up missing some.  In order to facilitate better organization and flow on the farm so that fewer things fall through the cracks (and Shiloh maintains her sanity), we are asking that everyone wishing to place a pre-order go through our virtual farm stand: https://www.harvie.farm/farm-stand/tumbling-shoals-farm

Ordering for Saturday pick-ups happen from Sunday-Wednesday 7pm.  Ordering for Wednesday pick-ups happen from the Thursday-Sunday 11am.

If you’ve never ordered through our system before, check out this tutorial (it’s not like a square store): http://tumblingshoalsfarm.com/how-virtual-farm-stand-works

Thanks for your understanding and assistance in making things flow more smoothly for everyone while we navigate this crazy new world.  

Your farmers,

Shiloh, Jason, Mallory, Kelsey, Andrew, Hope, and Ethan

Tumbling Shoals Farm






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