Earth Day Market Recap and a Farmer Spotlight
April 26th, 2023
The weather for our Earth Day Market this past Saturday could not have been lovelier! So many members of our community showed up and we had a blast hanging out with everyone. We started with a stroll along the creek, picking up any litter along the way. We see the farm as a unique and beautiful greenspace for the community so we are grateful for the help in keeping it clean!
At our veggie tasting tent, we offered samples of our rainbow carrots, kohlrabi, and the first cherry tomatoes of the season. Our Sungold cherry tomatoes were definitely a hit, garnering a lot of surprised smiles at how sweet and tasty they were! There were certainly many culinary memories made as a lot of you were able to try kohlrabi for the first time. We hope it inspired you to try cooking with it at home!
At our newspaper pot station, we got to share our love of planting seeds with both children and adults alike. It was fun to show how much larger the zucchini seeds were than the basil seeds. If you were able to take home one of our pots, don’t forget to water it! Once it germinates and begins to grow, you'll be able to plant the entire newspaper pot directly into the ground or into a large container for your patio garden.
If you missed out on this special event, make sure to come to our next Meet the Farm Tour this Sunday, April 30th from 1:30-2pm! It’s free of charge and open to the public. You can sign up here.
If you stopped by the Farm Stand at our Earth Day Market or at any point over the past year, you’ve probably been greeted by Farmer Daphne’s smile and delicious culinary suggestions! Daphne is originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo and has been here in the United States since 2010. Despite her family’s history of growing food, she initially wanted to go into theater or study art until a family friend recommended studying agronomy at Prairie View A&M. Even though she’s a farmer, Daphne still finds a way to weave her creativity into the landscape of the farm. She sees it as a canvas, planting colorful flowers as a way to make it a feast for the senses as much as for the belly. The next time you’re at the Farm Stand, make sure to ask about her favorite way to cook with what’s in season!
Remaining Farmers Markets this month: Saturday the 29th from 9am-1pm
Meet the Farm Tour on Sunday, April 30th from 1:30-2pm (sign up here)
Currently in Season at the Farm Stand: Cherry Tomatoes (limited), Green Beans, Zucchini, Patty Pan Squash, Cucumbers, Fennel, Radishes, Carrots, Leeks, Onions, Celeriac, Kohlrabi, Arugula, Lettuce, Cabbage, Collards, Rainbow Chard, Kale, Assorted Herbs, Edible Flowers, and Sunflower Bouquets.