A spring-like newsletter

We are back to work at the farm tending the seedlings and encouraging the first salad crop of the season.  In addition to farm chores, we’ve added some other items to our to do list. Here are some things we want you to know about.

First up on the calendar is a time change for the Wednesday market. The Blacksburg Farmers Market Wednesday version runs April to October and in 2017 the time will change to 12 to 6 pm.  Come downtown to grab lunch and fill up your bags and backpacks with delicious goods to cook throughout the week.  Your Saturdays are busy.  Sometimes you don’t have a chance to shop for fresh meats and vegetables what with the hiking, biking, soccer games, and more.  Eat like you want to — local, healthy, fresh, and sustainable.  Shop on Wednesday.  Working at the office?  Stretch your legs and walk a couple blocks.  It’s one of the great things about living in Blacksburg. What do you do with stuff that needs to stay cold?  Let me know, I have a small cooler and ice pack for you.  We’ll be back on Wednesdays as soon as the harvest can support it!

April 17th is a Masa Monday dinner at Glade Road with a silent art auction to benefit the SNAP double value program at the farmers market.  Join us to help fund the connection between low-income families and the people that want to feed them.

Next up on the Calendar is a Gala Fundraiser at Doe Creek Orchard for the Blacksburg Refugee Partnership, Saturday, April 22nd.  Stonecrop is donating the flowers that will serve as centerpieces for your fantastic dinner created by The Element Catering. Enjoy time with your community members working for those that would love to be part of our world.  Think about attending!  Details here!