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Please join us in the garden for a pre-season meet & greet with everyone’s favorite farmer, Ted Blomgren of Windflower Farm!
He’ll share details about what’s to come in this summer’s harvest, as well as answer any questions you might have about his farming techniques, Windflower Farm’s new fleet of electric tractors, or whatever else you lob his way!
M’Finda Kalunga Community GardenRivington between Forsyth and ChrystieSaturday, May 17th11am – 1pm
CSA season is so close we can almost taste it! General enrollment is under way–email us NOW to get the application link if you’re harboring hopes of enjoying a weekly haul of farmer Ted’s unparalleled produce.
We’re hard at work getting things set up for the upcoming summer season. 2013 pricing is now available on the Cost page of this website. Please email us if you’d like to receive an application once we’re ready to start enrollments! In the meantime, a few dates to jot down:
May 18th – Meet & greet with farmer Ted at our pre-season kick-off
June 13th – First distribution of the summer season
Here’s the latest news and a really cute photo from Lewis Waite Farm (the cool people who orchestrate our a la carte extras orders):
We have way fewer outside chores these days. The animals must be fed each day, as the cows have eaten all the grass that is in the pastures and are eating hay each day brought to them via tractor. The pigs have built a great hay nest where they sleep all in a steaming pig pile heap on a cold morning. They are still venturing out into their pasture but are sleeping all cozy more often. The ground is beginning to freeze (luckily I did get my garlic planted just in time) and the pond has ice on it now. A slight snowfall this week turned the cold corners white too. Hopefully the sun can melt away the evidence that winter is coming fast. In the meantime, the wood stove is warm and the sun has been shining more often this November. This is the time of year for lots of reading and movies after dark.
We hope your holidays are bright and warm with the company of friends and family, the fun of celebration and giving, and gratitude for all that we have.
Up here in the faraway reaches we hear little about the struggles of the NY City and New Jersey families that were terribly affected by the storm. We hope everyone has a place to live by now, but the sheer number of devastated homes was daunting. We fervently hope that FEMA and the other agencies involved in the crisis can get it together and can make things happen way faster to ensure everyone is warm and sheltered this holiday season.
Nancy and Alan
Our host garden passed on some information about a free event they’re having–complete with live music, arts & crafts, and readings!
What: Juneteenth Celebration
Where: M’Finda Kalunga Community Garden
When: Saturday, June 16th, 12 -4 pm
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration of the end of slavery. It dates back to 1865, when Union Soldiers landed in Galveston, Texas with the news that the war had ended and that all enslaved people were now free. Juneteenth is a commemoration of African-American Heritage, and a celebration of self-development and respect for all cultures. It is a time for education and a time to reflect and rejoice.
Please join the community for Readings, Reflections, Arts & Crafts, Refreshments, and…
A FREE CONCERT!!!
The Ebony Hillbillies at 1:00p.m.
The Mkay Rhythm Revue featuring Last Forever at 3:00p.m.
Please join us!