Farm to School Month is a special month…
October is a special, yet crazy, month for us.
While we produce organic veggies 12 months a year, it was the magic of winter growing that first drew us to farming. It was the joy of our hands in the dirt in January, the luscious greens on our dinner plates when the sun has already set by 5, providing the kind of nourishment you just don’t expect when ground is covered with snow.
October is the mad rush.
It’s letting our summer crop thrive until the very last moment. It’s prematurely pulling those plants we babied all sumer, making room for winter seeds. It’s planning and soil prepping, bed shaping, seeding, watering, covering and coaxing the sun to germinate the new crop, while everyone else is enjoying the season’s end.
It pairs nicely with National Farm to School month for us, as we can deliver large amounts of that harvested summer crop to our own school district just a mile away. We love seeing our food on the Schuylerville School menu and we love working with our dedicated cafeteria staff.
Last week, as I wrote my check for school taxes, I thought a bit more about that community connection. We wouldn’t be writing that check if we hadn’t decided to live and establish our farm here. We wouldn’t be writing that check if the community didn’t support us by both bringing their goods to offer in the store and by shopping here. It’s a relationship I am so thankful to be a part of.
I thought a bit more about Farm to School month, and wondered how we could expand that benefit beyond school lunches and also, show our gratitude to our district, as a whole.
So, for the month of October, every Wednesday we’ll be extending 10 percent off every item in the store to anyone living in the Schuylerville School District.
We hope you take the opportunity to come in, see everything our little farm and other local people are growing, raising, creating, producing….see you soon!