This was a fast-paced, big activity week! We moved the purple, conversion school bus to Cane Creek Farm’s new land in Saxapahaw late Friday afternoon and set to work all weekend mowing and trying to harness the wild, raw land we’ve bought in downtown Saxapahaw. We’ve cleared around the shed and under the wind row. We’ve decided where to put the animals. We’ve watched two beautiful sunsets. On top of the hill, the sky is huge! As 4 friends casually stopped by over the weekend, we realized all over again how excited we are to be closer to friends and family who can ‘just swing by’. We love this place and can’t wait to welcome you there!
On Monday, the Snow Camp property was shown to possible buyers for the second time (fingers crossed). On Tuesday, Clay Aiken and his big NC tour bus stopped by. Clay visited hoping to learn more about our operation and sustainable agriculture as he ventures into the NC political scene. Stay tuned Nov 4th. On Wednesday, we dug a well at the Sax property! We were thrilled to find water at 97 ft at 40 gallons/minute. On Thursday, Christine Peckman’s Animal Management/Husbandry class from CCCC in Pittsboro came for a fun and enthusiastic tour. We wrapped up the day at the Haw River Ballroom for Benevolence Farm’s Second Chance Dine and Dance. Sheww today is Friday! We’re trucking the equipment back to the new land for weekend cleaning up and meeting with our electrician. We venture to say it’s all coming together!
At the Carrboro Farmers’ Market
Last 7am market of the season!
Meat: This week we still have BBQ which was a huge seller last week. We’ve also got ham steaks.
Bacon is the brine and coming soon as are the Ossabaw cuts which will be available the first week of November.
Eggs are at an all-time low as chickens are molting. Reserve yours by writing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Veggies: We’ve got baby lettuce and radishes fresh from our high tunnel.
There is a lot of focus on getting Left Bank Butchery open (soon!) and the butcher trailer ready to come to market. More on this soon!
This is the last week of the 7am market; Next Saturday, Nov. 1 market starts at 9am. The Wednesdays market goes until Thanksgiving.