This time of year is full of poignancy as the days shorten and we know that the season is running out of time. The plants are hanging full of fruit and are at their most lush as the days have cooled off and the insects are slowed down by the falling night temperatures. As you brush through the garden, you see the potential that will not be fulfilled even as you are saying to yourself...if we just have a few more weeks before frost...and yet, a moment later, you are dreaming of the extra time you will have to get to those projects that you have been putting off until harvest season is over. When the regulation of the market season has relaxed it's hold on us, we are a little lost as we fumble for a new schedule but soon find our way preparing already for the next season. What will we plant? When should we start? Ecclesiastes reminds us that there is a time and a purpose for everything under heaven. Growing food certainly seems at times like a holy purpose but can we remember to stay in the moment that we are in and in enjoy what is here now? There is a purpose for this moment too.
Come see us at Tower Grove Farmers Market on Saturday. We will have Lemon Cucumbers, smoked Tomatillo Salsa, our Famous Salsa and Lemonade as well as several varieties of Jams and Jellies.
I'm a Female Specialty crop Farmer. As Christians, my husband and I don't believe in luck around here, but blessings and hard work. We grow Cut Flowers, Specialty Vegetables and value added products from those items. Our Farm is Certified Naturally Grown which meets the same standards as Organic but is run by Farmers instead of the Government. We use Sheep to control our pasture and provide our soil w/nutrients and a variety of birds for insect population control.