Planning, Planning, Planning

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“The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.”

-Vidal Sassoon

Hello friends, and welcome to yet another edition of your favorite Street Fare Farm Friday Newsletter! I hope you all are having a wonderful end to an excellent week! The sun is shining, and we’re still experiencing some rather unseasonably warm temperatures, but cold weather is just around the corner. We will be tucking our veggies in under floating row cover to stave off Jack Frost and keep producing as far into the fall as we can!

There’s really not much going on at the farm, other than making sure our remaining crops stay warm and watered, but that doesn’t mean that the work has stopped. Oh no, not in the leastest! Microgreen production is ramping up, mushroom spawn is growing, and the nitty-gritty planning for next season is underway! Coming very soon to a market near you, you’ll be able to get some of these delicious and nutritious microgreens to add to your soup, salad or sandwich for a little pop of green to contrast the ever-browning scenescape, as well as pack a vitamin punch into your meals!

As to the planning, I’m super excited for next season. As this second season of Street Fare Farm comes to a close, I look back on the year and see many trials, inefficiencies, and outright failures, but I also see a lot of successes and feel immense satisfaction in the progress I have made through the course of this season. As we have some time to rest, I’m feeling extremely motivated to keep the progress moving forward, and am planning for success in the 2017 season. There is going to be a lot going on, what with building the soil here at the homestead to prep it for the 2018 season, building the infrastructure to be able to harvest, wash, store and pack the produce, and continue growing our at-home microgreen and gourmet mushroom production, all the while growing full-time just down the road at the Lomax Incubator Farm, and continuing to build my brand, my following, and my skills as a grower! I’m trying some new systems in my production plan, which I’m hoping will double our production next year and enable us to provide our high-quality products with more consistency and regularity. I’m pumped. You should be too!

I implore you to come out and see us at the market tomorrow and stock up for Turkey Day! Matt will be in NoDa and I will be at the Winecoff Market from 9am til noon, and we will have lettuce, arugula, tatsoi, bok choy, kohlrabi, napa cabbage and swiss chard. Doesn’t a big ol’ family sized salad sound like just a wonderful addition to your thanks giving meal, nestled between the turkey and the mashed potatoes? And how about a classic favorite, sweet potato casserole? YUMMERS! Get while the gettin’s good!

I’m excited to have my parents, my sister and my nieces coming down for the holiday, and I’m thankful for their love and support and their willingness to come to me so I don’t have to leave the chickens to fend for themselves! I hope you all have a safe and happy Thanksgiving, and cherish the time you spend with your friends and loved ones! And hey, guess what, I’m thankful for YOU!

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