First, we found a beast to help fill the gigantic hole left by LaFonda. Actually, I found a Scottish Highlander heifer, but then the owner decided to keep her, so when Eeyore, this mini-donkey appeared on Craigslist it seemed like he was meant to be Jitterbug's companion. He is 15 (mini donkeys live to be 30-40, so that is only middle-aged) and so, so mellow and sweet. He looks melancholy, but I think that is just due to his shaggy, saggy eyebrows--I believe he is happy here.
TedX Zumbro River in Rochester. We were honored to host the speaker dinner in the greenhouse the night before the event. We also made 500 "Handpies of the World" (savory turnovers in combinations such as Samosa, Reuben, Beef Stroganoff, Greek Lamb, Carnitas & Sweet Corn) and we coordinated all the food for the big event.
On a related note, the CSA program has also begun. Our members have gotten lots of asparagus, rhubarb and mint so far, with pansies, scallions, and even nettles to help fill out the box until the greens, radishes and other early crops are ready. Hopefully next week!
Rochester Downtown Farmers Market summer season has begun! Find us and our wood-fired breads and fancy pastries in the northwest corner of the Saturday Market!