Tomato Planting Party!

“In the day we sweat it out on the streets of a runaway American dream…”

-Bruce Springsteen

The Daily Steward

I really need to start writing these newsletters ahead of time… Howdy folks! It’s hot outside… Where’d spring go? It seems to be the trend here, winter to summer. That’s ok, we do what we can! And guess what? We’ve done a lot for you all this week! The caterpillar tunnel is just a hair of a hair’s breadth from being completed! The spring plot has been cultivated, and we’ve got a lot of stuff harvested and are in the process of washing and packaging it all for your enjoyment! Also, on Tuesday, the newest addition to the Street Fare Farm family arrived: 104 healthy day-old Plymouth Barred Rocks chicks! This is the first time I’ve ever received chicks in the mail where there was not a single mortality in transit, and I still have yet to lose one (knockin’ on wood). These little freeloaders will eventually lay some delicious and nutritious eggs, the very same you’ve come to know and love.

Being that the caterpillar tunnel will be completed here directly, it’s now time to put some tomatoes in there! They are ready to get in the ground and stretch their little roots deep into the ground and reach their vines up into the expanse. Guess what? You can come help with that fun! I’ve created another Facebook event for this Tomato Planting Party that you can find here! Come help me get 300 tomato plants in the ground either Monday or Tuesday of next week. I’ll be out here all day both those days digging holes, adding compost and fertilizer, watering them in, and popping the plants in. Bring your kids, I’m sure they’re already expert hole-diggers, bring your friends, bring your parents, bring your aunties and uncles, it’s gonna be a party! Lunch will be provided, and I’ll be sure to send you home with some delicious eggs and veggies for your help. Come on out even if you can only make a brief appearance, or come let me regale tales of wit and cynicism, spin you yarns of trial and tribulation, or serenade you sweetly with songs of yore!

I hope to see you all at the Piedmont Farmer’s Market on Winecoff School Rd. tomorrow from 8am til Noon! Like I said, I’ve got the goods coming in now: Lettuce, Spinach, Baby Kale, Arugula, Spring Mix, Radishes, Microgreens, and Woodlot-Raised, Non-GMO Eggs! Do like mama told you and eat your greens!

Ok, I have to go. The help I’ve got here must think I’m just trolling on Facebook at this point. I never said I wouldn’t… Have a great weekend!

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