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The Story

Posted 6/29/2020 6:36pm by Shiloh Avery.


This wasn't today, but it captures the beauty of the valley. Photo by Mallory

A girl, at the beginning of a story, does not know she’s in a story.  She knows nothing of the characters she will meet along the path and where said path and said characters will take her.  She does not know her path of wanderlust will eventually lead to a beautiful little valley in western North Carolina where she will set down roots both literally and figuratively, where the characters move around her rather than she around them.

Yet the story unfolds, blind to her ignorance of its presence.  And then one day, as she descends into the beautiful little valley on her well worn path and the fading sunlight catches the exhausted rain clouds in a fit of purples and blues as the aged mountains raise behind them and the scene takes her breath away in a well-rehearsed pattern, she realizes that she is, in fact, living in a story. 

The story has slowed to the part where a reader might skim, but it is still a story.  Complete with conflicts and triumphs and yes, failures.  But today, the story has paused on a beautiful little valley with fading sun dancing across blue and purple clouds and mountains, highlighting the green gardens of home.

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

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

Rainbow Chard: $3/bunch

Kale (last week): $3/bunch

Carrots (last week): $4.95/bunch

Blueberries (probably Saturday only as we pack most of our harvest shares for Wednesday): $6.95/pint

Cucumbers: $2.95/pound 

White cucumbers (Hickory only): $2.95/pound

Tomatoes (Cherokee Purple or Beefsteak, mostly beefsteak): $3.45/pound

Zephyr Squash: $2.25/lb

Zucchini: $2.25/lb

Spring onions: $2.50/bunch

New Potatoes: $5.95/bag

 Basil: $2/1/8 oz bag 

We'll be at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market in Building A 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 midnight.  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




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