I'm going on Friday if I can get everything done. If not, Saturday. Any one else up here in Maine should too.
From: ted <email@example.com>
Sent: Sat, October 24, 2009 6:24:01 PM
Subject: [permaculture-104] This week a local farmer needs your help
in the trenches!
At Goranson Farm in Dresden, potato blight from Alabama wrecked havoc
with their 15 acres of organic heirloom potato crops. Now, with cold weather
approaching, they are under the gun to salvage the six acres that will become next year's
seed. They are short staffed. They need potato pickers. And they need them yesterday.
As a product of years of family fun in the potato rows, I can honestly
say it is not the worst work on the farm. Picking potatoes is a great bonding
experience. (In fact it goes a lot faster if you bring a friend.) All of the Cook kid's
first boyfriends and girlfriends had to 'pass the test' in the fields at Skylandia
Organic Farm ?
bring your lovely one out to Goranson Farm this week or weekend and
see just what they're made of. Do they really love LOCAL food? Enough to pitch in?
Or is it all just a bunch of lip service because they're after your ?hmm-
All kidding aside, the Goransons do need help. They're even willing to
pay. So this week Crown O'Maine is using our network of customers to enlist what
I'd like to call the "1st Division of the Maine Organic Armed Forces".
Call 737-8834 to help out. Volunteer if you can. And if it seems like
Dresden is outside of your range, consider enlisting to help a farm in your area
? IT'S CRUNCH TIME.
Even if you can't get up here to help, this email shows the recent rise in community commitment to local food sources and the people who make it happen.
Their website: Goranson Farm
Edited by johnnyd, 28 October 2009 - 03:28 PM.