We all know that in life just like in farming there are no certainties except for change. Often planned, sometimes forced, it can be sad, joyous or both. Change often comes with pain but often also with growth. And after all that’s what we are doing right, growing? Nearly 5 years ago amidst a lot of change David invited J and J to share his home and come live on the farm. A big change for the three of us and the beginning of a big change for Star Light Gardens. Now as certain as the dawn change has come again with J and J leaving Durham and moving into their home. Certainly, you follow the riveting story that is SLG and are aware we acquired land(and a house) in neighboring Middlefield around a year and a half ago. We have been working and growing here for a little over 20 months and now the time has come to live there too. Just to be perfectly clear Star Light Gardens and J and J aren’t leaving Durham, we will continue to love and care for both pieces of land as SLG. Though we aren’t leaving Durham, not living in the community and neighborhood that welcomed us will certainly involve the growing pains that come with change. We’d be out of step to say anything but we are gonna miss you Durham/Fowler Ave/Cherry Ln.
One thing that we are not going to miss this year is the Durham Farmer’s Market. Returning Thursday 5/18 from 3-630. After a few weeks in the original location on the town green the market will be moving right down the road to the community center. Though the green is a nice location with much better parking, bathrooms, as well as sharing a location with summer concerts, we have high hopes for the season. We will of course be adding the Durham Farmer’s market as a preorder pickup location starting that week.
Speaking of pick up locations, you now can choose the Madison Farmer’s market when preordering. The market is back open this Friday running from 3-6 on the town green. In other market news SLG will be a season long guest vendor at the Chester Farmer’s market beginning in mid June. Running from 10-1 Sunday mornings in the heart of Chester, we are excited for the opportunity(aside from getting up early on Sundays). And you guessed it, Chester will also be added as a pickup location.
If you grow as well remember you can pick up garden starts with us at the markets or through preorder for the next 6 weeks or so. The 10 for 50 plant sale will also be running for that time. Simply choose that as an item and email us your choices from what is currently available online. Peppers and eggplant have been added to the website with cucumbers and squash being re potted and started daily. Those faster growers should show up in a week or two. As always feel free to reach out with any questions, comments or stories(we like stories). Until then we hope to see you at the market, time to get to some of that aforementioned repotting.
Have a great week