This is a reminder that the annual spring potluck and open house on Millsap Farm (6593 North Emu Lane, Springfield) is this coming Saturday, May 12. We’ll start gathering around 5:30, eat around 6pm, and tour the farm starting at about 7, with hay rides anytime from 6:45 on.
We will provide iced tea, coffee, and juice, a bonfire, and paper goods, along with farm tours and hay rides.
You bring; a potluck dish (enough for your group plus enough to share), chairs (we have some, but not enough for everyone), Jackets (it’s looking like a nice cool evening), Beer or wine if you want, musical instruments if you are so inclined, kids, and any friends who want to come have a relaxing evening on the farm.
What to expect; we enjoy having everyone out to the farm to share the beauty of this place, and to provide a relaxing, family friendly, fun evening. The event is open to anyone who wants to come out to the farm for the evening. If you’re a CSA member, there is an opportunity to learn more about what to expect this season, to pay on your balance if you’ve got one, and sign up for your workshare. Everyone typically enjoys the food and drink, meeting other people with an interest in local agriculture, and the chance to see what’s new on the farm. This season we’ve got several exciting projects in the works, including a wood fired pizza oven (still in the planning phase), raising Tilapia in the greenhouse, energy efficiency renovations to the greenhouse, a new orchard, and others. You’re welcome to stay as late as you want, and we’ll feed the fire as long as there are people around it.
In the event of very wet weather, we will post a notice on our blog, and e-mail CSA Members to let everyone know rain plans.
If you need to sign up for a workshare time this summer, but will not be able to attend Saturday, we will be sending out a list of available dates, and letting people sign up on a first come first served basis after this Saturday.
We look forward to seeing you all this weekend. Feel free to call or e-mail with questions, 839-0847.
Curtis, Sarah, and the rest of the crew on the farm.