For the past two months I have been healing from knee surgery. Nothing gives you perspective like being in an extended recovery during a period of time you are accustom to snapping into gear. Having this down time while the sap is moving, grass is growing, sun is shining and animals are being born has flooded me with a renewed appreciation and a deepened gratitude for the life I live. I cherish my time outside, feeling strong in my body and my incredible farming partner and wife now more than ever. Spring holds it’s own special magic and, this spring is no different. This year it’s early and holds a vibrant vigor to it. Many times I have found myself lying in bed visualizing the very life force that is raging outside replenishing me along with everything else.
Our goal has been to slowly expand the business every year. And, of course this season is no exception. Expansion can be a very tricky thing, a balancing act, between figuring out how to refine current systems and integrate new ones. It has been an exciting process to increase our livestock production and introduce flowers to the farm. Integrating flowers allows us to utilize the land in an alternative way. This is key in cultivating a dynamic farming system on a smaller piece of land.
Starting in May, August Farm will be a new vendor at the Olympia Farmers Market. Having enjoyed going to market for years for Wobbly Cart Farm I am now particularly excited to go and represent August Farm. To start we will be bringing pastured raised chicken (whole and parted out), chicken hearts and livers, lambskins and our fresh cut flowers on Saturday and Sundays. Beginning in June we will continue to offer our quarterly Chicken CSA for folks. And, in addition, we will be offering a 12 week Flower CSA. Please keep us in mind for weddings and special events for locally sourced flowers and design.
Another new addition for us is our new website, complete with our own online store! Check it out www.august-farm.com.
In July we will have our first harvest of pork. Now is the time to reserve your lamb and pork, it is going quick. Well I better wrap up this moment of leisure and get down into the greenhouse to address some up potting. Happy Spring I hope to see you at the market.
OLYMPIA FARMERS MARKET
Olympia Farmers Market in downtown Olympia. From June through September on Saturday and Sunday's. Selling chicken, fresh cut flowers and lamb skins rugs.
700 N. Capitol Way