This just in from River Run Farms…
Spring is here and with it comes green grass, fat cows, and farmers markets, at least for us. We hope this note finds you all well and we just wanted to let you know our market schedule. On Saturdays, we’ll be back in downtown Charleston at Marion Square beginning this weekend April 11th, 8AM-2PM. On Tuesdays beginning May 12th, we’ll be in Mt. Pleasant on Coleman Blvd. from 3PM till dusk. And new this year, we’ll be at Daniel Island on Thursday afternoons beginning April 30th from 3PM till dusk. We do so look forward to seeing our market friends again.
Carolina Farm Stewardship defines an incubator farm as an educational farm which leases a portion of land to beginning farmers giving them access to equipment and expertise while freeing them from huge start-up debts. It’s a type of mentoring program to encourage new farmers who have lots of desire, but not a lot of capital. Les and I are pleased to announce that we’ll be doing just that with a group of three young men calling themselves the “Lucky Cluck Co-op.” They will be producing pastured poultry on our farm beginning this Spring. Our cows will keep the grass at the right height and vegetative state not to mention providing lots of bug larvae to scratch away at. The chickens, in turn, will fertilize the grass for the cows. It will be that symbiosis we so strive for in a sustainable system. We’ll be offering support, but it will definitely be these guys: Michael, Justin, and Nathan’s enterprise. They hope to have products for sale by June. If you want to offer encouragement you can reach them at firstname.lastname@example.org.