It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.
-C. S. Lewis
That’s right, your eyes are working fine. It’s high time you all got your egg on! The ladies and I had a real heart to heart recently. Feathers flew, tears were shed, but we came to a consensus that we need to figure out a better way to get their hard work into your hands. And thus, the Street Fare Farm Egg CSA! Here’s how it works. If you want to get my girls woodlot-raised, non-GMO eggs every week, all you have to do is send me a message stating how many dozen per week you’d like and if you would like to pick them up either at the Piedmont Farmer’s Market on Winecoff School Rd. on Saturdays from 9am til noon (soon to be 8am til noon), or from me at the homestead on Highway 601 right past the Highway 200 intersection on Saturdays from 2pm-4pm. Then, I will send you a recurring monthly invoice in the amount of $19 per 4 dozen per month that you may pay by cash in person, by check in the mail, or by credit or debit card right from the invoice. That’s 25¢ off the retail value per dozen! Signing up for this would be very helpful for me as it would start generating some better cash flow here in the early season while most of my monies are flowing outward. You may click on the “E-Mail” icon below this newsletter or just shoot me one at firstname.lastname@example.org. The girls and I would be much obliged for your support!
I have been truly blessed to have found myself in the circles of community that I have, as well as to have had such lovely weather this past week! I had a bunch of volunteers come out Monday, Wednesday and yesterday to help me prep my beds, set up my irrigation, pull out some lingering things in the plot I’ll be prepping next for the summer veggies, do some flame weeding and setting up the deer fence, as well as just hang out with me and play in the dirt and the air and the sunshine for a few days! I’m so incredibly grateful for all the help I received this week. Thank you! If you missed out on all the action, fret not! Starting bright and early Monday morning, I’ll be out at the Lomax Incubator Farm getting the first crops in the ground, transplanting kale, arugula, lettuce, spinach, onions, potatoes, beets, a little carrot transplant experiment, kohlrabi, bok choy, broccoli raab, and direct seeding radishes, turnips, beets, baby greens, spinach and carrots. I know you all must be all but jumping out of your seats to join in on all the fun! I’ll be out there every day until that work is done, and if you come out to help, I will buy you lunch and send you home with some eggs and microgreens on the house! If this sounds enticing at all, send me an e-mail, shoot me a text or drop me a line. I hope to see you out there!
Well folks, I regret to inform you that I will not be at the Farmer’s Market tomorrow, for I have, for some unknown but most likely masochistic reasoning, signed up to compete in the Spartan Race here in Concord. But never fear, for Shelly is here! Shelly is among the newest class of Farmer’s in Training at the Lomax Farm, and she has stepped up to take care of the Street Fare Farm booth at the market tomorrow! She’ll have with her Pea Shoots, Radish Shoots and Sunflower Shoots, as well as a veritable legion of fresh, woodlot-raised, non-GMO eggs! You may recognize her, as she has handled my booth before, but treat her well! As well as you treat me! Better than me, better yet!
I hope you all have a jolly good weekend, and I hope you are finding contentment in this deliberate transition into spring! Be well, my friends!