It’s Market Day! Yay! 🙂
I haven’t written at all about Wild Peace Farm, and today’s the day that is going to change.
Tee decided that she wanted to be a farmer years ago. During her college years at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, NC, she worked on the college’s fully functioning farm and fell in love with it. Three years ago, she quit her job and started Wild Peace Farm.
Now she (and I!) are living the farming life, and loving it. We have a small CSA and we sell organic veggies each week at the Catonsville Farmers Market (Catonsville, MD) and the Druid Hill Park Farmers Market (Baltimore, MD). This week, we sold transplants, as well as kale, arugula, tatsoi, bok choy, yukina savoy, and shitakes.
When we first started this endeavor, I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about going to the farmers market every week. I’m not an extremely social person; I’m not unsocial, but I’m not the best at chit-chat and making small talk. I was surprised to find that I absolutely love being at the market each week. We have friends there, whom we don’t see all winter and rarely see from Monday through Saturday, but every Sunday, we hug and greet each other warmly. We have many regular customers – some we know by name, some we refer to as “the guy who loves our cherry tomatoes” or “the lady who always buys all of our tomatillos.” It’s turned out to be a beautiful, enjoyable weekly ritual, and a time that Tee and I look forward to spending together.
The name of the farm – Wild Peace Farm – is from a beautiful poem by Wendell Berry, and reminds us of the peace and joy we get from nature, the outdoors, and the wild things all around us.