Hey there DIG-gers hope everyone out there is enjoying their summer! We at DIG Farm have been busy little bees. So let's take a bit of time to catch up!
First things first, it's very important to start out by expressing how grateful DIG is for all of the wonderful volunteers we have helping us to achieve our mission! There are so many amazing like minded people that help in a multitude of different ways to support DIG in moving forward each and everyday, thank you with all our hearts. We also had a fantastic new group of Volunteers come to the farm this past Thursday from Morgan Stanley. It was an absolute pleasure to spend the morning preparing the back of the farm for fall crops with this awesome group of folks. Now call me crazy, most people do, but I got the distinct feeling that from the moving of rocks and laying of the ground cover to the harvesting of the peppers in a bit of a rainfall these beautiful souls had just as much fun as we did! I feel confident in saying we will see them again before the end of the summer. Volunteer days are Thursday through Sunday and we are always excited to meet new people of all ages and backgrounds whether it be out of curiosity or a passion to change the world one garden at a time.
In addition to being able to collaborate with so many different people, as many of you know we have been enjoying bringing fresh organic produce and products to the Farmers Market at Preston High School every Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., if you have yet to make it, it's cool, there's plenty of time to come see us. Maybe next Tuesday? More often then not we are not only packing up as much as we can from our property to yours, we work with surrounding farmers to also bring fresh goodies from them as well. This way we can offer the surrounding community as much as possible from local Westchester growers. That being said thank you to all who have been supporting us weekly, seeing some of the same people every week is a really wonderful feeling.
But wait there's more. Thank you, thank you, thank you to all the people who made our last two farm to table Sunday brunch fundraisers and the BBQ such a huge success! Your support is priceless to us and your company a blessing! We love having groups on the farm and sharing our bounty with them, letting them experience first hand the pure, peaceful splendor of the simple life while reconnecting to their natural source of food, the farm. All I can really say is Gratitude. We also hosted an enchanting farmers pot luck with members of the Westchester Growers Alliance and are absolutely elated to be collaborating with such a dedicated and down to earth group of local farmers.
I hope everyone that follows us regularly or if your just starting to step on to the boat you feel as though your caught up a bit on where our July went and believe me it went by in a blink of an eye. No worries if you don't, every Monday night at 6 p.m. you can tune into Hudson River Radio and listen to "Getting Dirty" hosted by our Founder and President Allison Turcan and her co-host Iwona Pilarska. The show will cover topics from garden pests and what to do about it to community building and why it matters, all the while keeping you up to date on where we will be dealing in good next and how you can be apart of it!
Until next time, Happy DIG-ing!!!