Father’s Day, does it always fall on a Sunday? Sundays are our Farmer’s Market day, so we watched all of the daddy’s with their children, young and old. Channel 5 news was there, a local news outlet here in Northwest Arkansas and they interviewed Paul, Oliver and Isaac about Father’s Day and what they were going to do for their Dad. I have a link posted. We were the first to this market with tomatoes. Lest you forget we sell at the Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks, every Sunday, from 9am-2pm. Also, I take that back about the first with tomatoes, that accomplishment was shared that day. Another vendor had tomatoes also, they weren’t quite ready, but it’s important to be first. The people are tomato hungry right now and I don’t blame them.
Paul and Isaac at the farmer’s market on Father’s Day.
Later in the day we sat and prepared garlic to cure. Here is Shiori doing an amazing job.
NWA has had an unbelievable amount of rain over the past few days which has caused severe damage to infrastructure as well as personal property. Here is a link to KNWA which has a few albums of photos showing flooding all across the region.
Paul was asked by a professor at the University of Arkansas to give a presentation to his class on Friday. I feel silly not knowing the professor’s name (even though I’ve met him), or what class he teaches. I’m assuming it is a cultural anthropology class, because he showed them the movie Food Inc. and their discussions are focused on agriculture in the industrial age. Paul and Johnathon, (intern), have been working on a presentation for the class. The professor said that on a good day there are 200 students present. In other news, the CSA is comming along swimmingly. We had another “Know your Farmer” meeting at Arsaga’s on Mission and Corssover, giving a presentation to court new clients. This was the second one we’ve held and at each one we had people sign up and pay in full which is awesome. We have been getting a great response with this venture. I guess, like with anything, there are going to be those who are totally on board with the idea, because they believe in it, and there are those who need more convincing…and that’s America for you. BUT, everyone should get on the bus because it’s about to leave!