What a wonderful week!! Michael and I had some time off over the holiday weekend thanks to Michael’s parents helping us out and working the Saturday Old Town Auburn market for us. While Michael’s parents had fun catching up with all of our lovely farmers markets regulars, we took a drive up to beautiful Tahoe to breathe in some fresh mountain air and relax. We believe that our minds are one of our most powerful tools on the farm, and just like our tractor and harvesting tools occasionally our brains need a little maintenance as well. Taking a step away from all the craziness of summer harvests provides us with rejuvenated energy to take on anything that the farm throws at us. Michael often refers to this time of year as “organized chaos farming.” It's true that our world revolves around the farm, but we wouldn’t want it any other way.
This is a great quote by one of our favorite farmers that we draw inspiration from:
“I do not particularly like the word 'work.' Human beings are the only animals who have to work, and I think that is the most ridiculous thing in the world. Other animals make their livings by living, but people work like crazy, thinking that they have to in order to stay alive. The bigger the job, the greater the challenge, the more wonderful they think it is. It would be good to give up that way of thinking and live an easy, comfortable life with plenty of free time. I think that the way animals live in the tropics, stepping outside in the morning and evening to see if there is something to eat, and taking a long nap in the afternoon, must be a wonderful life. For human beings, a life of such simplicity would be possible if one worked to produce directly his daily necessities. In such a life, work is not work as people generally think of it, but simply doing what needs to be done.” ― Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution
We hope you all found time to relax over the holiday weekend. Our veggies are coming in beautifully right now and we would love to share the bounty of our farm with you at the farm stand!
Shanon and Michael
***Our farm stand is open every Wednesday evening over summer from 4:00pm-7:00pm***
Hillview Farms 7/6 Farm Stand Bounty:
Triple Crown/Navaho Blackberries
Classic Red Tomatoes (We have some BEAUTIFUL huge slicer tomatoes coming in!)
Foothill Lettuce Mix
Mountain Fresh Arugula
Walla Walla Onions
Sweet Cabernet Onions
Hakurei Salad Turnips