Seriously. In my mind, it's October already and the temperatures are returning to a sub-sun-surface range. I'm not wishing away the present, but rather, I'm up to my elbows in preparation for one of our favorite farm events, the annual "Share the Harvest" Fall Gift Market.
I hope you can be with us on Saturday, October 20, here in the front yard of the farm. It's our third big festival with local artisans, entertainment, food, storytelling and lots more. We've been so fortunate for the past several years to have gorgeous weather for this event - one of the first beautiful days of autumn to break the oppression of summer heat, and this allows us to begin looking forward to the brisk, exciting holiday season.
I bet if you wanted, you could bang out every bit of your Christmas shopping right here on that day. I'm getting all the vendors lined up and will announce our line-up as soon as I can, but I promise there will be hand crafters and local producers of every stripe. Save up your gift-giving budget and share the wealth with your hard working and talented small-business neighbors. China doesn't need any more of our money.
Frost on the pumpkin... I know it seems ages away, but don't give up hope. Sweater weather is not so far off...