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Crossing things off lists

Posted 4/21/2020 5:36pm by Shiloh Avery.

The sun and warmth returned to us like an old lover returning from a long voyage, resurrecting the joy and laughter in our hearts.  A lover we can’t help but adore, no matter how long she leaves us.  Weather can do that to a person, you know: beat you down like a lily in a hail storm and make you question everything, only to return and lift you up like it was nothing.  And you can’t even jilt her. She brings with her too much promise.

Irresistible promises like fresh greens, and thriving plants, and crossing things off lists.  Yeah, the weather can do that to.  See how talented she is?  With the arrival of spring comes the arrival of weather suitable for catching up.  And with this year’s farmily nearly all in place here, we’re crossing things off lists. 

The feeling of crossing things off lists is almost as cherished as the feel of the sun on our long cold faces.  It’s relief, and power all in one: the realization that we can do this!  

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 (Wednesday only-sorry, I've got a gap in production)

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

Radishes: $2.75/bunch

Baby bok choy: $2/ 1/2-lb bunch

Kale (still too tender to bunch, so we'll be bagging it again this week): $3/bag

Scallions: $2/bunch

Romaine Lettuce: $3.50/head

Cilantro (Saturday only): $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.  You can pre-order using the Virtual Farm Stand (see below) before Thursday at 7pm (for Saturday delivery), or let me know by phone, text, or email what you'd like us to hold for you!  Please note that in Hickory, we've been asked to not use coin change, so if you wait until market to purchase, these prices may change slightly.

Also, because of the increase in need for local healthy organic produce, we’re opening our virtual farm stand for deliveries in Hickory, Wilkesboro, and Charlotte on Saturday (Store is open Tuesday-Thursday), and for Wednesday deliveries in Boone and Hickory(store is open Friday-Monday).  If you haven’t been a farm share member (or even if you have!), this system can be a little confusing, so here are detailed step-by-step instructions on how to order a Farm Stand share: http://tumblingshoalsfarm.com/how-virtual-farm-stand-works

And here's where to place an actual Farm Stand order: https://www.harvie.farm/farm-stand/tumbling-shoals-farm

As we move further along into this bizarre uncertainty, we are working hard to practice good safe social distancing in order to keep farmers markets open and keep this important local food access point, but uncertainty is uncertainty.  We have around 10 or so main season customizable farm shares left, but even with our doubled capacity, they’re going at a couple a day, so don’t delay!  Sign up here:  http://www.harvie.farm/signup/tumbling-shoals-farm and you can find more information here.


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