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Happy New Year!

Jan 1, 2015

Happy New Year!
May 2015 bring peace with justice, reconciliation with truth, and understanding with respect.
--Reverend Margaret Aymer, PhD
Winter Season Eggs & Whole Chickens
Many of you have asked about the availability of eggs and whole chickens this winter. We have both at the hub on Third Avenue in Marlinton and at Steve's farm between Huntersville and Minnehaha Springs.  Email dawn@brightsideacres.com or call Steve at 304-799-6915 to schedule a pick-up. Once we have several bi-weekly or monthly takers, we're open to establishing regular times to be at the hub in Marlinton during the next three months. Please let us know how we can best serve you!
CSA Memberships for 2015
Pleased with your 2014 membership? Sign-up now for the 2015 season! Memberships are available on a monthly, Spring/Summer/Fall, or Full Season basis.  The 2015 season will begin April 2 and run through November 24, the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Click below to reserve your membership.
And THANK YOU for spreading the word!
Sign-up for 2015!
Seed Time
Fellow gardeners! Don't we love this fallow time? Pouring over seed catalogs. Making lists. Planning, planning, planning. Yes! Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, my mind is so happy to be elsewhere. December 26 arrives and I awake feeling The Itch. The anticipation of spring returns. And with it the hope that attends every winter. The hope that this growing season will be better than ever.
While I'm leafing through catalogs, I thought I'd share a select few of my favorite suppliers:
fedcoseeds.com (Their print catalog is worth getting simply as reading material!)
johnnyseeds.com
southernexposure.com
cooksgarden.com
Happy imagining the gardens of your dreams!
A Blessing for the New Year
by John O'Donohue

On the day when
The weight deadens
On your shoulders
And you stumble,
May the clay dance
To balance you.
And when your eyes
Freeze behind
The gray window
And the ghost of loss
Gets into you,
May a flock of colors,
Indigo, red, green
And azure blue,
Come to awaken in you
A meadow of delight.

 
Thanks again to all our customers. With your dollars, you've not only purchased produce raised using the most environmentally sustainable methods, you've also supported the reality of small farming as a business. We small local producers simply can't survive without your choice to spend more of your dollars with us.
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR LOCAL FOOD ECONOMY.