Welcome back everyone! It has been a quiet summer – but not as quiet as in the past. This is good news for all of us.
I want to give you all a quick update on the progress we are all making building our regional food system – Farmers To You.
Early this summer I wrote you all to ask for help in raising $20,000 each month for the months of July through October, and I am happy to say we were successful for both July and August. Thank you to our new owners! Also, because of the number of new families that joined us this spring, and thanks to the increase in orders over the summer, we have financially made it through our slow season in really good shape! Now we are looking for more investment in September and October ($20,000 for each of those months) to help fund the outreach and communication necessary to make this model successful and sustainable!!!
Autumn is our best time of year – the fall harvest season brings abundance in many forms!
Make sure to mark your calendars for our Equinox Celebration on September 22nd – 24th with our big dinner party on Saturday the 23rd. It’s our seventh year, and we want to make good on our promise to have you meet your farmers. This has been our goal all along – to make it possible for you and your family to meet and know those who are feeding you. There will be farm tours on Saturday and Sunday, and the dinner on Saturday is NOT to be missed. Fabulous food (of course), great company (lots of farmers), and fantastic music for dancing!
I really look forward to seeing you all there!