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Queen of Sunday Funday takes a day off

Posted 5/31/2021 3:01pm by Shiloh Avery.

Last Sunday Funday with farmer friends Will and Marie of Bluebird Farm

My market neighbor Jennifer called me the “Queen of Sunday Funday”.  I’ve decided I’m going to do my best to live up to that moniker.  All farmers know you don’t get to take days off because “the plants don’t know it’s Sunday.”  While this is true, a thing you learn after 10 years or so, is that you can shuffle the work around so you get a “mostly day off”.  To be fair, we don’t have livestock, but it’s the same principle.  There will always be a small thing or two to do: water the greenhouse, or irrigate the crops in the ground if it’s dry, open/close the high tunnels, etc. but if you get your weekly choreography right, you can still leave much of the day for play.

Every third or fourth Sunday or so, though, I’ve found I need the day to catch up.  With many late evenings and early mornings throughout the week, and markets occupying Saturdays, I’ve found I need a Sunday now and again to catch up on cleaning, mowing, and rest.  This past cool Sunday was the perfect day for that.  We mowed the yard, and caught up with a bunch of delayed house cleaning, and just plum rested.  No pressure to go anywhere or do anything.  Even the Queen of Sunday Funday needs a day off to play the pauper of Sunday Funday.  

We'll be at the downtown Hickory Farmers Market on Wedneday 10-2 and Saturday 8-1, and the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market 8-1, and the Watauga County Farmers Market 8-noon. Not a harvest share member and couldn't get a cucumber or tomato? You can order from our farm stand here: https://www.harvie.farm/farm/tumbling-shoals-farm/shop

Here's what we'll have:

Baby Lettuce Salad mix: $4/5-oz compostable container (or 2/$7)

Radishes: $2.75/bunch

Zucchini: $2.25/pound

Red Leaf Lettuce (summercrisp): $3/head

Green leaf lettuce (summercrisp): $3/head

Kale: $3/bunch

Celery: $3.75/bunch

Collard greens: $3/bunch

Rainbow Chard: $3/bunch

Scallions: $3/bunch

Cucumbers: $2.95/pound

Tomatoes: $3.95/pound

Zucchini: $2.25/pound

Parsley: $2/bunch

Cilantro: $2/bunch

Dill: $2/bunch

Parsley: $2/bunch

Garlic Scapes: $3/bunch



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