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Pop-Up Market This Monday

What a way to end January and welcome February! It will be 55 degrees on Monday for our little pop-up market we’re organizing inside Community Harvest Project’s barn at 37 Wheeler Rd in North Grafton from 4-7pm. Maybe we should set up tents outside instead?

In addition to our veggies and meats, we’re bringing in all your favorites from the summer market. Zach from Simple Bread will be selling bread, Corinn will be selling her herbal infusions, AND Sarah from Anna Banana’s will be selling her sweets just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Other than meat, no need to order ahead. Get your order in to Jeff at shortcreeknh@gmail.com by Sunday evening. Inventory found here. Don’t miss out on the best pastured pork and grass-fed beef around!

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Dodging (Snow) Bullets

Whew, looks like we dodged another one! The predicted first big storm of the year looks like it will lose steam and leave us with only a few inches. I’m convinced this winter is politely waiting for me to finish repairs from the water damage we sustained last winter before walloping us again. Be warned – I’m declaring victory this weekend after finishing the trim in the guest bedroom! I’m tempted to wait till the threat of snow has passed, but my wife might divorce me.

Moral of the story…you are in the clear to come get your Potter Hill veggies and other local goodies at the Canal District Winter Farmers Market tomorrow from 9am-noon. If not Saturday, be sure to put your order in for Monday’s INDOOR pickup at Community Harvest Project from 4-7pm.

 

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Saturday Hours, Finally

We’ve been trying to get into the Canal District Farmers Market in Worcester since October, and they finally have a spot for us – come see us tomorrow from 9am-noon to get your roots. We’ll have carrots, beets, rutabaga, celeriac, and maybe even some fresh ground cornmeal. The market has many other vendors, including a great cheese vendor and is just below BirchTree Bread, a great stop afterward for bread and lunch. Plus you get to navigate Kelley Square…good times!

We will still have our Monday pickup from 4-7pm at Community Harvest Project as usual, despite the holiday. This is a meat week, so check out the selection on Jeff’s new farm’s website and get your orders in to him. The pork and beef this year are incredible!

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A Tough Decision

And we’re back! Hope everyone had a nice holiday and a great start to the new year. I got back from the Midwest this week after lots of quality time with the family and 2,000+ more miles on my vehicle.

Just before I left, I was faced with a tough decision – I realized the covered area of the barn just wasn’t fit to overwinter chickens. The roof leaks and water runs off the road right through the barn. With the warm December weather and plenty of rain, they were swamp creatures. During the previous storm, I thought had fixed the issue, but running water can be relentless. With a two week trip coming up, I had to send the chickens to the farm. Not the NH farm and not the figurative farm in the sky, but to a farm in Boylston. They’re doing great (I actually visited them today), but I will miss them and their eggscellent production.

On the ‘all good things’ topic, it was tropical when I left and frigid when I returned – any and everything green (finally) is done for the season, though we have tons of great roots in storage.

New location for the rest of the winter: Community Harvest Project – 37 Wheeler Rd in North Grafton. A great organization that’s generously allowing us to use their beautiful indoor space. No matter the weather outside, it will be warm inside. Same time (Monday 4-7pm), different place – get your order in by Sunday night and I’ll see you then!

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