The student farm is always in motion and there are so many exciting things going on. We are looking forward to a break from the heat, and our fall crop production class has been busy planting crops that enjoy cooler weather as well. As we gear up for another amazing CSA, there are plenty of the usual suspects being planted: Radishes, Turnips, and Beets, just to name a few. This is always an exciting time of year on the farm. Students have returned, and with all of the extra hands, James is getting some much needed help, and production is in full swing. I am sure that all of your mouths are watering in anticipation of our always bountiful and diverse CSA boxes. I know that mine is!! If you are interested in receiving a share, speak to James about current pricing OR, if you think you have what it takes to farm, and aren’t afraid of getting your hands dirty, we have work shares available for those willing to pitch in for a few hours a week.
If you haven’t visited the farm this semester, YOU SHOULD!! Come on down and see what we are up to. You may be asking, “What’s up with that new sound echoing around the campus?!”. Our heritage Crevecoeur chickens, a rare breed that we are working with the Livestock Conservancy to reestablish in the region, are finding their cock-a-doodle-do!! Come take a peek at these amazing chickens. They look like little punk-rockers!!
Our summer production of eggplant and peppers may be starting to wind down, but make sure to mark your calendar for the upcoming PepperFest, sponsored by AbundanceNC. It is their 8th annual celebration of all that is peppers, and kicks off on September 27th. PepperFest