Peregrine Farm News Vol. 17 #23, 6/24/20, Last market of the season

What’s been going on! 

The last week for our 2020 season and some of you may say what?!?  Especially for the 100 or so folks new this spring to the newsletter, this has always been the plan and part of our semi-retirement, you can read about it here.  It has been 27 weeks since the start of our season but the last 16 weeks since the coronavirus took over the market and our life has felt like a sprint.  60 year olds don’t sprint anymore and we are more than ready for a long break.

We have taken our job of providing the community with healthy food and flowers for the soul during this unsettled time as an important service.  Building an online store, doing curb pickups for those especially vulnerable and essentially changing most of our market practices to pre-orders and sanitation has been interesting, exciting, stressful and not as much fun.

We have been proud members of the Carrboro Farmers’ Market for 35 years and could not be more gratified to see how the market, the Town and all of the customers have responded to the Covid-19 restrictions and changes.  Like you we miss the interactions, the conversations about food, farming and life.  We miss introducing people to new vegetables and flowers, how they taste, how to use them.  We miss the hugs.  That being said we have also been overwhelmed by your support, kind words and smiles through the masks and car windows, keep it up!

Look for a newsletter next week with some further thoughts about the season and what we have planned for the summer and fall.  If we don’t get to see you on Saturday, take the virtual hug.

Picture of the week

P1050606The only thing left in the field is a bed of lettuce and some callaloo, planned obsolescence!  Soon to be planted to cover crops.

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