Join us Saturday, June 22nd from 2:00 PM till Dark
“From you I receive, to you I give, together we share, and so we live.” – Herbalist Song quoted from “The Apple Grower” by Michael Phillips.
You know the start of Summer is just around the corner when you open your shares this week and get a strong whiff of Basil. Things are really picking up, and I find myself with little time to write my piece for the newsletter this week. I can’t miss the opportunity, though, to invite everyone who is in some way connected to the farm to join us for our 18th Annual Summer Solstice Celebration on June 22nd.
It is a Live Earth Farm tradition to celebrate the changing of the seasons and witness the diversity of crops in the fields and orchards, of which many are approaching maturity to be harvested over the coming months (see Crop and Field Notes: Blenheim Apricots). The Summer Solstice always marks the moment at which we like to pause to acknowledge all the hard work already put in throughout the Spring. It’s time to take a short breather in preparation for the greater harvests ahead.
By celebrating as a community, I like to believe that we recognize the common link we have with the land, the food, the people, and how this connection weaves Live Earth Farm into the larger foodshed we all live in. The Summer Solstice celebration has something for everyone to enjoy. I hope to see you all here on the 22nd.