An Update from Eric
Our staff love the farm in the Fall. It’s a time to take a relaxing breath, maybe spend a little more time with their families, or to get out and enjoy this beautiful region we live in. This year has posed some challenges and our department managers and their staff have all worked hard together to make sure our farm is serving you, our community as best we can. Thank you Cedar Circle Farm employees!
This past week we said goodbye and good luck to our Education Programs Manager. Meredith Rivlin left her mark on the farm with her caring attitude, warm spirit, and creative approach to teaching. She expanded our Summer Camp program, our class offerings and our outlook on the social impacts our programs can have with our community. We thank her for her commitment to our farm for the last three seasons and wish her the best in her new adventures!
Meredith left the education department in competent hands as she passed the reins to Nora Seymour. Our new Education Programs Manager, Nora has spent this season as our education lead, learning all of our programs and developing relationships with our community. We’re very grateful that we have someone with her level of experience and skills to help expand the reach and impact of our programming.
We have chosen to not host our pumpkin festival for the second year in a row. While disappointing to not have one large event, we have decided to have several small events during the month of October. Saturdays will feature workshops, a food truck and activities for kids! More details will be published next week. We hope you will be able to find something on our calendar that gets you excited to come spend time with us.
Our first event will be Pizza Night, a summer camp scholarship fundraiser this Sunday, September 19th from 4:30-7 p.m. Joe Miller and Chris Pratt will be serving up four different neapolitan style wood-fired pizzas. Many of the toppings will be from our fields and other small family farms. Check your email inbox tomorrow for more details!
Speaking of fundraising, Cedar Circle Farm and Education Center will be launching our very first annual appeal a non-profit organization this Fall. We hope you will consider supporting our research and education efforts. In 2021 we have been awarded grants and donations to support summer camp and education program scholarships from local foundations and families. We’ve been the fortunate recipients of grants for research trials we are conducting on regenerative agriculture methods. And we’ve secured generous support from a few individual and business sponsors to help us purchase equipment needed to develop our dry bean production program. We’re proud of our fundraising success in our first year and hope that you’ll join us in celebrating our 20th year farming and our first year as a non-profit with a financial gift.
Your support as a customer, program participant, or CSA shareholder, is the lifeblood of Cedar Circle Farm. You are why we are here and want to continue to improve our farming practices, the quality of our food, and the value of our education and research. Thank you for being here with us and for us.
I hope you all are able to find some time to enjoy some of your Fall season here at the farm, there’s certainly plenty to do for everyone.