My 15 Minutes

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“Don’t Let Yesterday Take Up Too Much Of Today.”

-Will Rogers

Good day, you lovely people you! I trust this has been a week filled with success and fulfillment, and that you are going to have a well deserved rest this weekend! The weather, contrary to the projected forecasts, remains fairly warm, but I can definitely sense a shift in the seasons coming on. Autumn is my favorite season, what’s yours?

I have to keep it short today, Matt is out of town and there’s a lot to get done in preparation for the Winecoff Market, where I hope to see you from 8am til noon tomorrow! Tomorrow also marks the first drop off of the Street Fare Farm CSA! If you didn’t get a chance to sign up, it’s not too late! Head on over to https://streetfarefarm.com/2016-csa/, print off the sign-up sheet and get it in the mail ASAP! I do pro-rate shares for late sign-ups, and that information can also be found at the link.

This past weekend, we had the opportunity to attend the Chef’s Life Fourth Helping Premiere party in downtown Kannapolis. As a little background, Vivian Howard, star of the show and executive chef/owner of The Chef and the Farmer in Kinston, NC, came to Concord last May to cook for a fundraiser dinner, in collaboration with Scott Avett of the Avett Brothers, in support of the Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm, where I am currently growing. An episode of the show, A Chef’s Life, which airs on PBS (check your local listings), was filmed about the event. My onions were the star of the episode, and I made an appearance as well! The party was a blast, with live music from Jim Avett, David Childers and Shirlette Ammons, a special performance from Scott Avett, and rubbing elbows with the likes of Jimmie Johnson and many fine, forward thinking citizens of Cabarrus County. I want to thank Vivian and Scott for expanding the visibility of our efforts at Lomax, Aaron Newton for all his work to help make us beginning farmers successful, and all you little people, without whom I would not be where I am now! Just joshin about the little people, but I am truly grateful for all your continued support of my efforts! If you missed the episode, you can watch it at the following link http://www.pbs.org/food/features/a-chefs-life-season-4-episode-1-onions-avetts/

Well, the sun’s been up for awhile, so I have to get out to the fields! I hope you all have a truly fantastic weekend, and that all your wildest dreams come true!

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