Arugula's Star Farm Writng & Photos...Week 3
An individual that basically embodies a shared work interest, both physically & mentally in the 2018 growing season, and takes on the role of being a comprehensive small farmer alongside myself Allison (and my little 3 1/2 year old co partner E. Dutch, and my husband Matthew that acts as only a background systems & equipment counselor). Just as any farmer has to see all parts of the farm through from start to finish, so will be the expectation of an Arugula's Star Farm Partner. With this mentality, workloads often come in cycles and vary week to week, but there are consistencies within the variations.
My goal for partnering with a couple of individuals will allow the farm to GROW & THRIVE within a well managed farming system. By partnering, there should be a duality of benefits for all partners..., for example I get to continue mowing forward with my organic/biodymaic farm goals within the canopy of our farm property, while still getting to be a very hands on Mom, and then the farm partners gets an opportunity to farm without any financial investment or loss. If there are partners, then production can continue on when I am needing to perform a few Mom duties here and there.
Please pass on this opportunity to anyone you see fit. I am wanting to try to fill these 2 positions as soon as possible and hopefully by the end of February before snap and snow peas start to be planted.
In the Bean Department, things are already starting on an up note. I took on a small experiment for a portion of the Heirloom Carolina Red Pole Dry Beans this past fall and it seems to have been a success. In 2017, all dry beans that were sold to restaurants through Nashville Grown were sold in shell, but the goal moving forward in 2018 is to offer shelled dry beans. The 50 lbs that was set aside to hull and offer shelled has been purchased through MEEL and by an up and coming specialty Tea Shop on 12th Ave. South. MEEL is Nashville's local meal kit and marketplace provision doorstep delivery company. We want to see how the Heirloom Beans move and are hoping to form a good bean partnership moving forward. To buy our beans through MEEL or to purchase a meel kit please visit localmeel.com
Allison Mills Neal
6624 Leipers Creek Road; Columbia, TN 38401