It's the Iron Chef Brunch Challenge at the Midtown Farmers Market this Saturday...and the Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market starts next Wednesday on May 4th. Market season is heading into full swing! The farm enjoyed a good dousing of much-needed rain last Friday, and our spring crops are really starting to pop. Tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, beans, and more are in the ground and growing strong for early summer harvests. Our to-do lists get longer every week, but it's a gorgeous time of year to be outside all day every day, and we thoroughly enjoy the work.
If you are interested in signing up for our CSA program, we are now accepting new memberships for pick-up at all of our locations. We offer pick-up year-round at the Midtown Farmers Market, Harmony Farms on Millbrook Rd (North Raleigh), and at our farm. Pick-up is also available at the Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market May through early August. Our CSA is a little different than most - you get to choose your own box! You pick your own items each week, and save a little money by paying in advance for your super-fresh organic local produce. Check out the details here. If you'd like to sign up, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you the current membership form.
Gardeners, it's high time to plant! We still have a slew of garden plants available again this week, though we are starting to get cleaned out on a few items. Just a couple of bell peppers left, a few roma tomatoes, and down to a handful of our wildly popular Kellog's Breakfast tomatoes. Reserve yours while they're still available! Bring a box, load up on plants this weekend at the market, and spend a happy sunny Saturday afternoon in your garden! If you're up for a drive, you are welcome to head on out to the farm and pick your own plants from the greenhouse (*please let us know if you're coming, so I can ensure someone will be here to meet you*). We can only fit so many plants on the truck to take to the market, so if there is something you have your heart set on, feel free to send me your shopping list and we'll make sure it gets packed up for you. Thanks as always for your business, and have a great week