Shifting the focus to local
I think the pandemic has had an unintended positive effect on our lives. As we hunkered down and reduced or ceased travel, we turned our collective gaze more and more to our local community, realizing, perhaps, that this is who and what really deserves our attention. The local community, aside from family, is all that truly knows and cares about us. We watch each other’s children grow up, we celebrate milestones together, we check on each other in challenging times, we sponsor baseball teams, and barn raisings. We know the faces included in “we”.
Last week, I talked about Jason’s feel good local community experience. Then, I got a call from my neighbor inviting me to join them in picking up the trash along Tumbling Shoals Road. It was a lovely way to spend a lovely Saturday afternoon (no farmers markets yet for us), doing good community work with my community. What a fantastic way to release some happy chemicals, get some exercise, and laugh with the neighbors! And the roadside looks great! I could get addicted to this sort of activity and I hope I do.
Speaking of community: join your local food community by becoming a member of our farm! Purchase a harvest share now, and begin receiving a customized share of the harvest beginning in May.
You can sign up here: http://www.harvie.farm/signup/tumbling-shoals-farm and you can find more information here.
Here's how it works: you sign up and pay for your share now (at least in some part-no need to pay it all at once, although there are benefits to that), set your veggie preferences, and then start receiving a box of the freshest, most delicious, custom harvested and packed veggies beginning in May all the way to mid September! Our harvest share is now fully customizable so you only get veggies you love (and you're more likely to eat them). Going on vacation? No problem, put your share on vacation hold. Feel free to contact us with any questions!
We'll be at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market this Saturday, April 3rd in the A shed from 8 to noon. Here's what we'll have:
Arugula: $4/5-oz compostable container
Hakurei Turnips: $3/bunch
Baby Bok Choy: $3.95/lb
Baby Lettuce Salad mix (maybe, just a little bit): $4/5-oz compostable container
Radishes (maybe, just a few): $2.75/bunch
You can pre-order through our new and improved virtual farm stand here: https://www.harvie.farm/farm/tumbling-shoals-farm/shop