The Kindness of Strangers
It is my experience that people are excellent to each other. Take away the online nastiness and arguing, and you get the pure humanity of us. This is Joshua and Marvin. They both had other (better) things to do. It was Marvin's 42nd anniversary and Joshua was on his way to visit his very sick mother (stage 4 cancer).
They didn't have to stop to help me. But they did. And we spent the next hour and 45 minutes (including several trips to Marvin's house to get tools), changing my flat tire in a precarious position on the side of a busy road.
I have have tried to be a self- sufficient person. I know how to change a flat. But I promise you that there was no way I was going to change this alone. It took both of these strong men (with better things to do) to break the lugs.
I am so filled with gratitude for the kindness of strangers. I'll be thinking of this for a long time. If you find yourself in need of spirit lift, you can think of this too.
Here's what we we're harvesting this week:
Baby lettuce salad mix: $3.50/5-oz compostable container
Green Beans (stringless): $3.50/pound
Shishito peppers: $3/pint
Kale (last week-for real this time I think): $3/bunch
White cucumbers (Hickory only): $2.95/pound
Tomatoes (Cherokee Purple or Beefsteak, small but tasty): $3.45/pound
Zephyr Squash: $2.25/lb
New Potatoes: $5.95/bag
Mallory's Mixed flower bouquets: $11.95
Basil: $2/1/8 oz bag
We'll be at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market in Building A 8am-1pm and at the Downtown Hickory Farmers Market 330 Main Ave NW Wednesday 10am-2pm and Saturday 8am-1pm, and the Watauga County Farmers Market in Boone 8-noon.
Due to the high volume of emails, texts, and phone calls, facebook and Instagram messages, we are no longer able to accept orders through those avenues. I can no longer keep up in a timely manner and so I end up missing some. In order to facilitate better organization and flow on the farm so that fewer things fall through the cracks (and Shiloh maintains her sanity), we are asking that everyone wishing to place a pre-order go through our virtual farm stand: https://www.harvie.farm/farm-stand/tumbling-shoals-farm
Ordering for Saturday pick-ups happen from Sunday-Wednesday midnight. Ordering for Wednesday pick-ups happen from the Thursday-Sunday 11am.
If you’ve never ordered through our system before, check out this tutorial (it’s not like a square store): http://tumblingshoalsfarm.com/how-virtual-farm-stand-works