This time of year there are usually a couple of noteworthy events that affect my farming. Towards the end of August, I begin to feel somewhat bedraggled; the brain and body are running at a slower speed. I tell myself that there has got to be more tasks that I can be doing indoors. USUALLY, in September there is a cool day or two that rejuvenates my energy and enthusiasm for farming. It looks like I will have to wait until October for one of those cool days. The other event is the planting of strawberry plugs. I grow strawberries as an annual, planting them NOW and pulling up the plants at the end of the harvest in June. I will be picking up 2000+ strawberry plants tomorrow and they should be in the ground on Tuesday, unless it rains. I know, I’m hilarious! Keep your fingers crossed for the harvest in April/May. The planting of the berries always signifies to me that I will continue to be farming in 2020.
Growing Together, composed of the refugee farmers that Tally is helping acclimate to farming to Tennessee weather, has a large variety of offerings this week. The Hershbergers are offering a new item to Fresh Harvest, purslane. I, of course, had to Google purslane to learn what it is and how it is used. It is said to have a lemony flavor and can be used in many ways. It also has nutritional and medicinal value according to Google. There are plenty of green beans and tomatoes offered this week.
I am setting up in a different location at Trinity. There’s a big tree diagonally across from where I’ve been setting up, near Sharondale. It’s flat and has more shade.
Lots of fine meat items from Wedge Oak and Bear Creek Farms.
Dozen Bakery cookies and breads, eggs, granola, honey, and coffee are all in abundance.
You have until Tuesday night to place your order.
Thanks for your support, and I will see you on Wednesday!
If you need to text me, my number is 615-838-0428.