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Monday, May 13, 2013

Spring Festival Saturday, May 18th! This Saturday!

Hello wonderful supporters of Powisset Farm!

Today Tessa (our fierce and fearless assistant farm manager) and I walked around our 14 acres of fields, amazed at how much our fields have changed over the last five weeks since we broke ground in this 2013 season!  We are planting at a rate of a little more than an acre per week and are now having to keep up with weeding about that much as well.  Our farm crew is gaining speed on the transplanter, cruising through beds of broccoli in minutes.  And all of our farm clothes most definitely smell like the fish fertilizer that we water our plants with.

In the midst of all this work, our heads looking down at plants for hours, we are certainly ready to look up and celebrate the beginning of yet another beautiful farm season!  So, we invite you to come share this farm with us at the Powisset Farm Spring Festival!! This Saturday we will be welcoming you all back to the farm for another year of vegetables, community and sharing this beautiful piece of land, called, Powisset Farm!
With your help, I think we might have the best Spring Festival ever!  We have our wonderful string band back for another year of beautiful bluegrassy tones that make you feel like humming along.  We have more than 15 vendors with us:
Food: Batch ice cream, Flour Bakery, Powisset Popcorn
Fresh things: Jordan Brothers Seafood, Lightening Ridge Farm (local lamb) 
Seedlings: The Neighborhood Farm
Pottery by CSA member, Lisa Walker
Children's books, sustainable services, Landssake Farm bicycle powered blender, 
Powisset Produce for sale, an herbalist, beekeeper and MORE!

Also, as a special treat this year, there is a guided edible wild plant walk around the farm, with wild plant expert; John Root.  The walk starts at 2pm and is free and suitable for all ages.

Bring your friends and family and enjoy the day with us!
Festival: This Saturday, May 18th, 10am-3pm Admission is Free.  
Music will probably begin around 11am.
I hope to see you there or in the fields soon!

With great joy,

Meryl and the Powisset Farm Crew

Glimpses from last year's festival: So Much Fun!!

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