How to Find Out When We Sell Things or Give Talks (and a Garden Update)
We started an Appalachian Feet Market email list last year for people who want to know when our urban farm products are for sale or when we are giving talks the public can attend. Then we planned a wedding… and never used it.
If you live in the Greenville, SC area and would like to be on the list, click on the contact page and send me the email address you’d like to subscribe with.
The market email list is not the same as the one you can sign up for to receive Appalachian Feet blog posts via email. Though if you’d like to do that as well, just look to the right of this text and find the “SUBSCRIBE with your email address:” box in the sidebar.
Our market list is managed directly by Eliza instead of automated by our blog. In addition to farm product availability, we’ll be updating you when Eliza or Nathaniel are scheduled for talks open to the public. If you missed last night’s organic gardening/permaculture talk, Eliza is likely to be teaching it again in the near future. You can also come see us since we’re slated to be on the Greenville Urban Farm Tour again on May 12th, 2012.
We aren’t sure of everything we’ll be selling yet. Our plan is to send a notice the morning we will be having a sale (or perhaps the day before). Lounging on the porch or back deck with a beverage is our style of commerce! Each sale will last for a specified window of time and the items we list will be first come, first serve. You can have a free garden tour as well!
Mostly we’ll have produce for sale, but eggs may be on the list from time to time. If you want a steady supply of true free-range eggs, we recommend the Swamp Rabbit Grocery, Upstate Locally Grown, the Greenville Saturday Market, the Slow Foods Earth Market, and Live Oak Farms as potential sources.
It’s looking good for produce production this year, though. We’re still working on our rabbit problem, but the garden is starting to come back to life.
In spite of 3 baited Havahart traps, these rabbits are eluding us. We’ve tried apples, carrots, lettuce, and remnants of the brassicas they devastated in the first place. Sneaky little things!
In addition to produce and occasional eggs, we’re working up to a 3 hive apiary in order to sell our honey (and make mead, of course).
Our garden is beginning to perk up from the chicken damage and human neglect I wrote about in our ugly garden post.
We hope to get a bumper harvest from our fruit trees this season. Excess pears, Asian pears, figs, pomegranates, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, prickly pears, and muscadines have the potential to end up at our porch market. We’re not expecting much from our peach tree in spite of it’s large size and prolific bloom this spring — the diseases have finally caught up with the fruit. If we can’t figure out an organic solution, we’ll be replacing it in the fall.
We’ve added blueberries, pawpaw, gooseberries, persimmons, goumi, goji berries, kiwi, pineapple guava, mandarin oranges, citrangequat limes, kumquats, loquats, and a handful of other fruits to our small-scale orchard this year.
We also plan to sell flower arrangements. This native columbine started blooming in February!
All-in-all, 2012 is shaping up to be a great gardening year for us. We hope to see you on the UFT, at one of our lectures, or at our backyard market!