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The brain is AMAZING!

Posted 4/19/2021 2:25pm by Shiloh Avery.

Feed those AMAZING brains lots of fruits and veggies!

Saturday mornings begin for us at 3:45am.  It is not a rising time known for it’s brain capacity.  We stumble into our clothes, make coffee, load the market vehicles and head off to our various markets.  In that hour between rising and leaving the farm, we are um, not at our best.  We try to have everything all set so we can accomplish what we need to accomplish without thinking.

So, imagine my surprise when, only a mile away from the farm, my brain alerted me to a possible break down in our system: it reminded me that we had taken out the sides of our complicated cedar market stand in order to get kayaks into the van and had never put them back in!

Without losing way too much time, I was able to turn around and go back to the farm to retrieve said sides.  I have no idea how I would have managed to set up that beast of a stand without its sides!  “The brain is AMAZING” I kept exclaiming in a fit of delight.

It’s true!  The brain is AMAZING!  Did you know that if you are working on a problem and have all the parameters in place, it’s a good idea to walk away and do something else for a bit (like a puzzle or game) because your subconscious will continue working on the problem while you’re “away”?!  It’s so cool!  It’s easy to witness if you do puzzles.  Try leaving your sudoku or crossword or math homework and go play a round of four square or something (or cook dinner, or knit, or…).  When you return, the answer will be readily available!  The brain is truly amazing. 

Speaking of AMAZING brains, let's keep them healthy by feeding them lots of delicious fruits and veggies (and exercising them). We have about 20 slots left in our harvest shares and they begin in 2 weeks.  Get yours today if you haven't already!

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 throughSeptember!  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!

The Wednesday Downtown Hickory Farmers Market opens this week!  We'll be under the sails downtown from 10-2!  On Saturday, We'll also be at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market from 8-1 and the downtown Hickory Farmers Market from 8-1.

Here's what we'll have:

Hakurei Turnips: $3/bunch

Baby Bok Choy: $3.95/lb

Baby Lettuce Salad mix: $4/5-oz compostable container

Radishes: $2.75/bunch

Spinach: $5/ 1/2-lb bag

Boston-Bibb (buttercrunch lettuce): $3/head

Romaine lettuce: $3.50/head

Kale: $3/bag (still in the first harvests, so we're bagging it instead of bunching it)

You can pre-order through our new and improved virtual farm stand here: https://www.harvie.farm/farm/tumbling-shoals-farm/shop



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