Come Back, Autumn!

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“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.”

-Thomas Jefferson

Well, well, well, look who we have here. I’m so happy you could join me today for the latest installment of your absolute favorite e-mail of the week! I know it is. Don’t lie to me. More importantly, don’t lie to yourself. We all know that you’d rather be out here on this (finally) Autumn day, harvesting boat-loads of veggies for the farmer’s markets tomorrow. I know I wish you were here. There’s still time, if you leave now there will still be veggies to pick! Hurry!

All joking aside, the weather this week was rather strange, wasn’t it? It felt like we might be trying to go back into summer. I don’t know about you, but neither my veggies nor I want to experience any more of the summer we had this year. I love Autumn, and, don’t hold me to it, but I think starting today, it’s here to say! Though, I did here that they are now predicting a warmer and drier winter this winter. Call me crazy, but one of the biggest things I miss about growing up in northern VA is the snow! We would get a blizzard every five years or so, sometimes as much as six feet deep, and it was so beautiful! Down here, we get one little ice storm, and everything shuts down for a week! And forget about sitting down to enjoy a milk sandwich, the stores will be all out of fixins! If they’re right about the coming winter this year, however, then we should have some greens well into the winter, possibly a good ways into 2017! I’ll keep you posted!

I do hope you’ll come to see us at the farmer’s markets tomorrow! Matt will be mingling masterfully with a menagerie of munchies at the NoDa Farmer’s Market behind the Smelly Cat Cafe and the Company Store from 8am til noon, and I will be sanquinely slinging savory selections of sustenance at the Winecoff Market on Winecoff School Rd., just inside Kannapolis, from 8am til noon. We are throwing a Harvest Festival at the Winecoff Market, complete with moon bounce, face painter, caricaturist, balloon sculptor, and a raffle to win some local goodies! I promised that I would bring my guitar, but be wary, listening to me rock has been known to melt faces. Come out and see us! We’ll have lettuce, arugula, mizuna, spicy mustard mix, bok choy, tatsoi, kohlrabi, radishes, turnips, beets, peppers, and, everyone’s favorite, farm fresh, pasture-raised, non-GMO eggs! Our girls have been bad and flying from the safety of their run, but we’ll still have some eggs in tow!

I hope you all take some time to get outdoors and enjoy these cooler temperatures in the days to come. Rake the yard, take a walk, or come to the farm, whatever it is, just get outside and revel in the beauty of this planet our home! When you’re inside, however, be sure to head over to our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and give us a like! Have a wonderful week! Peace!

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