“I sustain myself with the love of family.”
Good day, and happy Day-After-Thanksgiving! I hope you all had a wonderfully deep, tryptophan-induced nights sleep after a decadent Thanksgiving meal! I slept like a little baby boy. It was wonderful. My family and I had a very successful Thanksgiving meal, complete with roasted Street Fare Farm chickens, a big beautiful salad, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, gravy, a beautiful, can-shaped plate of cranberry sauce, and, of course, pumpkin pie and apple pie. I don’t know about you, but I could eat pie for every meal. And die happy. At a very young age. It’s been so great to take some time off for the holiday and put it towards what matters most, spending time with family, and I’m so thankful to have a family that is so incredibly supportive of me and my hair-brained farming fantasies!
As the holiday comes to a close, and the family resists the overwhelming urge to give up their old lives so they can join me here on the farm as they pack up their cars to go home, work will resume at Street Fare Farm. This past week, the Fall CSA came to a close. I’d love to see pictures of any Street Fare Farm produce utilized in your holiday meals! Keep your eyes peeled for the sign-up form for next seasons CSA, I’ve learned a lot about running a CSA this year, and will be making some changes to the format of our CSA, changes that I hope will benefit you all should you decide to sign up! I spent a lot of time on the tractor this week, getting some land worked up for next spring’s plantings. We did have to sacrifice some of our fall crops a little early, but hey, for the greater good. I’m thinking big picture here. I’m pumped for next season to try out this new system I’ve developed, which, if it works, will double or triple (maybe quadruple?!) production on the same land base. I know I keep nerding out about this. I admit it, I’m a nerd.
In other news, I’m pleased to announce that my eldest niece, Lily, has decided to stay on to work for Street Fare Farm through the 2017 season! I’m super excited about this, as she comes with almost a year’s experience working on farms in Michigan, and she’s a very hard worker, and has a positive mental attitude. She also takes after her uncle, everyone likes her! With her help, and of course the continued efforts of my trusty man, Matt, I anticipate 2017 being our most successful season yet!
If you’ve run out of leftovers, I do hope you’ll come to see me tomorrow and restock! I’ll be at the Winecoff Market from 9am til noon. PLEASE NOTE the NoDa Farmer’s Market will be CLOSED tomorrow for the holiday. If you’re up to making the trip up here, I’ll have lettuce, kohlrabi, microgreens, napa cabbage, radishes, and possibly some other form of greens. We’ll see!
I do hope you have a wonderful weekend, and an even better week! If you’re out Black Friday shopping today, please don’t get trampled! I hope everyone’s families are still on good terms, and the discussions over the turkey and stuffing didn’t get too heated. You know family is family, because oftentimes, there are no other people in the world that can make you happier or madder! Gotta love them! Take care, be kind, and eat your veggies!