Phooey to the rain. The farmstand is OPEN today, Saturday May 21st! See you between 10am and noon! We have gorgeous baby and micro greens, baby arugula, sweet and spicy salad mixes, cooking greens galore including kale, broccoli rabe, baby collards; fresh herbs including dill, basil (lemon, thai and italian), parsley, garlic chives, lemongrass; honey and honey vinegar; two types of hot peppers, cucumbers, pumpkin, cherry tomatoes, scallions; mangoes, pineapple and local short fat “Blue Java Ice Cream” bananas. Speaking of ice cream, of course we have Feel I’s coconut based non-dairy local fruit ice creams and four flavors of Sweetface chocolates.
Last night’s steady rain that continues this morning brings us to thirteen inches since Friday May 13th. Water is running all over the farm, our lined catchment and runoff ponds are completely full, our native trees have gone without a hand watering for a week, the weeds are tremendous, and our galoshes and umbrellas are in heavy rotation. We managed to mow and weedwack a path of sanity in our customer parking and farmstand areas, so fear not the undergrowth. Yesterday afternoon despite a persistent drizzle, our bees were busy flying in and out of the hive.
Do exercise caution and go slow while driving in flash flood conditions! VITEMA reported road closings last night at Five Corners heading up to Little Princess Hill, and at Peters Rest Road near Junie’s Bar, so find alternate routes. We can umbrella you to and from your car once you get here, if you’ve forgotten yours, so please give us a call from the parking lot! (340)514-4873.