week 32 on the farm - keep safe w your energy

People:

 

There is some wild wacky energy in the air, no?

Farmer Sarah holds her work at arm's length.  

Farmer Sarah holds her work at arm's length.
 

Let's weave these high frequencies into a supportive hammock to bounce gently in, easing the bumps for those farther out at the edges. 

 

 

Prime strawflower on hose action.  

Prime strawflower on hose action.
 

I recently heard of a model of economics based on a donut, which implores us & development to bring more & all ppl into the safety zone, and bring outliers in, to hold us all in orbit together. 

 

Cycles, rather than never ending growth spikes upwards, seem more practical / likely / desirable, no?

 

Look out for these Ruby Eclipse sunflowers.  

Look out for these Ruby Eclipse sunflowers.
 

The bouquets are a little deeper and yet looser this week. Look for pearly purple decorative peppers. Continue storing up for winter with excellent driables (statice, strawflower, gomphrena, celosia, ageratum... you know all this by now, right??)

 

 

Blue statice in the east field.  

Blue statice in the east field.
 

Do you have any questions for me & the Fresh Cut Crew? Let us know. You can always call me at 313-731-2882, or drop by the Open Farm every Thursday 4-8 pm. 

 

 

Double click cosmos cosies up to starburst lemon aura sunflower.  

Double click cosmos cosies up to starburst lemon aura sunflower.
 

With love and gratitude to you and this little Fresh Cut hammock we've woven together,

 

Farmer Sarah

week 30 on the farm - time check in

 

Hey all,

 

Emani in the east field with the nicotiana in hand.

 

"What time is it on the clock of the world? "

Queen Lime Zinnia

 

"The present is the culmination of everything ever so far. "

Nakura, MK, & Najlaa'a process stems after harvest

 

Learning portions of the Boggsian school of thought, slowly by osmosis while living in Detroit, is one of the great gifts of my life.


Eager zinnia, legs, baby monitor.

 

Love & light.

-Sarah

 

Farm News

  • Fresh Cut continues its world domination by 'taking over' the Mayesh Wholesale instagram 7/25 & 7/26. Mayesh is a huge international wholesaler who has one location in Romulus that we sell to. We are the first farm to 'take over' their feed (which is quite large) and I hope that I've raised viewers' "agricultural literacy*" (*term coined most recently by Emani Love) thru my pix & txt.
  • Zinnias & cosmos are coming on, but slowly, due to this cool weather we've been having. We sure don't mind though!
  • Plans continue for physical infrastructure improvements & investments on the farm. If you have ideas for Fresh Cut's physical location, and how you interact with it as a customer, and see others interacting, please share your thoughts with Sarah.

Week 18 - schemes & slogans

Lo these 8 weeks since I last wrote a blog post!

We're coming to the end of the 'pre-season scramble.' The regular season will begin soon (week 21), and with it, hopefully the repetition that will support the regular practice of writing & expression that I want to do this season.

What can I say? 3 new employees started today. They are outstanding, with diverse and deep and dirty experiences that make them perfect for our crew.

I'm cultivating a few slogans / schemes / ideals these days....

  • diversity is strength / strength thru diversity
    • ()true for plants, people, schools of thoughts, etc...
    • true for market outlets
    • true for making a bouquet more beautiful
Look for our flowers often at The Farmer's Hand, a local produce shop in Corktown!

Look for our flowers often at The Farmer's Hand, a local produce shop in Corktown!

  • recognize & value the biodiversity detroit currently has
    • long-time detroiters
      • using gentrification as a mechanism to build wealth for long-time residents
      • making the exploitation of detroit cultural capital a reciprocal relationship, not just predatory extraction
    • in so-called "vacant lots"
      • are they really vacant?
      • pheasants, bunnies, birds, etc...
      • let's protect these habitats, and then some!
      • let's invest in monarch habitat - they're endangered and small amounts of habitat can make a huge difference in their populations. Look for this in the east garden at our farm this summer.
      • let's invest in more pollinator habitats - who knows what catastrophic wave of insects or whatever will happen - let's prepare by investing in diversity
Shelbie insists on color diversity in her bouquets, and they're better for it!

Shelbie insists on color diversity in her bouquets, and they're better for it!