“My grandfather used to say that once in your life you need a doctor, a lawyer, a policeman and a preacher but every day, three times a day, you need a farmer.”
– Brenda Schoepp
Well folks, it only comes once a year, and today is the day. I want to wish you all the happiest CSA Day! CSA Day is a relatively new holiday in our country, started in 2015 when a survey was taken of farms that had CSA programs, and of the data collected, it was determined that this day of this week in February is the most popular day for members to sign up for their CSA shares. So guess what, you’re in luck! Your favorite farmers here at Street Fare Farm do, indeed, operate a CSA, and there are still shares left for the taking! We are getting more sign-ups every week, and space is limited, but there are still shares left to be had! In honor of CSA day, if you sign up today, you will receive a Street Fare Farm t-shirt! Click here to sign up today! Click here for more info on CSA Day and to find other CSA opportunities near you!
Out in the fields, this weather is something else. It’s… February?! High’s will hit just around 80 today, and other than a slight dip near freezing tomorrow night, it really looks like Spring has decided to move in early this year! I’ll probably eat those words when we have a cold snap mid-April, but as they say in Francophone, “C’est la vie!” I’m loving being outside again, getting dirty, not feeling the need to bathe regularly anymore… If you see me any other day than Saturday, it’s best to stay outside a 10 foot radius, for your own safety. Lily and I have gotten our first plot of the season completely planted out, and we already have some great germination in our direct seeded crops! I don’t want to jinx it, but we may be filling up our market tables before March bleats it’s last!
I sure would love to see your lovely faces tomorrow at the markets! It’s supposed to be a beautiful, sunny day, with highs in the mid-seventies, and we’ll brighten your day that the more with our stunning smiles and nutritious offerings! We’ll have pea shoots, radish shoots, sunflower shoots, a few oyster mushrooms, and, of course, our beautiful, pasture-raised, non-GMO eggs! I will be back running the show at the Winecoff Market and Matt is back in action in NoDa. This weekend will be NoDa’s last weekend in the Neighborhood Theater, and will be moving back out to the parking lot behind the Smelly Cat Cafe and the Company Store starting next week. Spring is in the air!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and have chance to get outside and soak up some of these Carolina sunbeams! And for the week to come, I hope you accomplish everything you set out to do! Adios!