Before I get into the excitement, I just wanted to highlight that I’m looking for help to finish off the season! Experience not required but the interest and ability to work your tail off is. Please share far and wide – this could also be a good trial run for a full season position next year.
Ok, now for the good news – the cows are finally on the correct side of the street and exactly where I’ve wanted them to be for the first time since their original Great Escape. The bad news? It wasn’t exactly how I intended, though it’s a great story that I don’t have time to tell….because, you guessed it, I was chasing cows when I should have been writing this newsletter. Long story short when they finally surfaced, I lured them back with a takeout Korean food bag from our 10 year anniversary dinner celebration that got cut short!
One quick note as I’ve been getting a lot of emails and calls from concerned customers about the aerial spraying the state is doing in Grafton for EEE. It’s a heavy handed approach to a very rare but serious threat. Because our farm is certified organic, I have the option of being excluded from the aerial spraying. I talked to the Department of Agriculture on Thursdays and they confirmed that the farm was on the exclusion list and explained that they take into account wind speed and direction while spraying to minimize drift. Surely it’s not a perfect calculation, but all 40 acres of the farm is on the exclusion map, so it’s at least a fairly large exclusion zone!
Lots of great veggies coming in right now, especially on the heirloom tomato, cucumber, and cherry tomato front. Help me eat them all! And basil basil is back in limited quantities to pair with those delicious tomatoes. Order instructions below.
Veggie Ordering and Pickup Procedures: Put your veggie orders in online before 8pm Sunday. The website is a little buggy so if you don’t see a wide variety of items or you see items out of stock, try refreshing your browser. Also confirm on checkout that you have the correct number of each item in your cart. The two pickup windows are working well so far, so we’ll keep it going. Choose your pickup window while checking out online: 1-2pm and 4-6pm Monday on the farm at 64 Potter Hill Rd in Grafton. Pickups are in the long white garage on the left across from the beat up tan and red barn at the crest of the hill.