As stated previously, tomorrow from 7:00-9:00 in the evening we will have a casual open house (rain or shine) for CSA members at the farm for you to see where we produce the food for our CSA program. There is a chance for rain and storms tomorrow, but hopefully we will be in the clear! First order of business we feel is to forewarn you that we do have 9 honeybee hives at our property. If you have anyone in your family who is allergic to bee stings we ask you to consider leaving them at home. Although our open house is in the evening and most bees will have returned to the colony, there is a chance that there will still be bees returning to their colonies. Our bees are not aggressive and we are rarely stung but again we feel the need to forewarn you.
Next order of open house business is parking. As you know, we do not have any parking physically at the farm. Our growing area that we rent is situated behind a private residence and space is very limited. Your options are as follows: 1) park in the designated area at CSA pick up along the driveway. There will be a guide car to show you how to park. Please be forewarned that it is difficult to turn around and get out but it is possible. Please exercise caution when pulling in and out of this space and be on the lookout for people walking the driveway. 2) Park along the roadside on North Elm Street and walk to the farm from there. It is not that far of a trek and likely easier for you due to the difficult parking. Thankfully the truck traffic has significantly lowered due to the new bypass and getting to the farm from Elm Street is easier.
After parking, you will walk down the long driveway and begin your tour at the orchard. From the head of the driveway to the end of the vegetable production area is about 600 yards, so please wear comfortable shoes. Will and I will be around to talk with you but will also have signs around the farm showing you which direction to walk and giving you a self guided tour. We apologize for any inconvenience. If it is necessary and you or someone in your party is unable to trek this distance, we can arrange for you to park closer to our production area. Please call us ASAP at 402-705-9340 for us to arrange this with you.
We hope to see you tomorrow!
Hannah and Will