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Thewhatleys's Blog – August 2009 Archive (2)

Vollmer Farm educating families at the Grow And Share Music Festival (Sunday, Sept 6th)

During the festival next weekend, we will have some farm education stations. These are vendors folks can stop in and talk with about farming and gardening, and where they can learn a bit about the US food supply. Thanks to Yummy Designs and the USDA, we also have some coloring books about farmers markets and growing food, and these will be given away free at one of these stations.

While finalizing details, we were invited to visit one of the farms: Vollmer Farms in Bunn NC. Vollmer… Continue

Added by thewhatleys on August 31, 2009 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Gardens winding down but still productive

We were able to gather a lot of produce this week for the Saturday food giveaway. We even had enough food to give some to the Louisburg soup kitchen. Even though it is late in the growing season (August) the gardens are still kicking out peas, beans, tomatoes, and peppers like crazy. We were sorry to see at one of the donated gardens where we pick that the cucumbers had overripened and been lost. Still, we had a full car full of food -- and several local gardeners dropped off boxes of more:… Continue

Added by thewhatleys on August 2, 2009 at 10:16am — 1 Comment



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