*Reminder: No CSA Pickup This Week
Reminder that there is no CSA veggie share this week, June 19 & 22.
Egg and Flower shares will be here for pickup.
The Farm Stand will be open on Wednesday and Saturday.
Peak Daylight – global catastrophe or annual astronomical occurance?
Solstice, you’ll remember from grade school, occurs when the sun reaches its highest position in the sky. On June 21 we will be most inclined to the sun and this will be our longest day of the year.
So are you farmers going to hang out at Stonehenge?
This season the solstice week falls neatly between spring and summer – spring crops have run their course and summer crops have not yet gone on ascent. More important, we take this week to step back for a moment before summer and fall, revaluate the trajectory of the season so far, and make adjustments heading into the meat of the season (or tofu of the season for vegetarians).
The pause in the season is also the best way we’ve found to make sustainable agriculture a little more sustainable for farmers. This is just week six of almost thirty CSA weeks, but week 19 for us! While we don’t take the week off, we use the “extra time” to focus on field work, get our summer cover crops in, fix the flat tires, change the oil, and otherwise get to the things that weather and the usual flow of a season has kept us from.
Back next week!
Meet Your Farmer: Allison Hahn
One of the things we consider in the fields is the way in which farming affects our relationships.
In this week’s installment of Meet Your Farmer, Allison Hahn, joins the Weed Dating online dating network.
Read on… and be great,
all about allison hahn
Name: Allison Hahn
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
From: Leesburg, Virginia
Graduated From: Loudoun County High School 2004, University of Virginia 2008 (Wahoowa!)
Studied: Anthropology and Art History
Seeking: Unrequited love from Bella, the farm dog, and many, many goat snuggles
Hobbies: Hiking, Wine tasting Virginia wine, Reading, being outside
Places I Used to Call Home: Fredericksburg, Charlottesville, New Orleans, Chile
Former Jobs: AmeriCorps, Waitress, ESL Teacher
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