We are looking forward to having the best season ever with Grandview Acres! We recently kicked off our season with the Old Oak Festival at Tusculum College. In general, we do not do very many festival type events, but this one has become a great annual tradition and kicks off our season.
This year, we have taken over management of our local farmers market, Fox Park Fair. Our goal is not only to increase our own business, but also to increase the business of any other market vendor by increasing customer traffic, creating community tie-ins, and increasing customer awareness that Fox Park is a wonderful opportunity for locavores to find products grown and made right here in Greene Co. We have developed a logo and have lots of plans in place to get things moving!
This past Friday was our first market of the season. While it is still a little early for very much produce, we had some tomato plants and a few new vendors there with us, as well as a busker which added to the festivities.
This month, we have two events on our calender. We will participate in the Taste of Greeneville for the first time, and we are also going to join in on the Iris Festival this year. Festivals are difficult undertakings, but we are going to give it a go.
Right there in the mix is Mothers Day, and since the holidays, we've been providing gift baskets for our customers. We did several for Easter, and will be making them available for Mother's day as well.
Another new add this year, is the addition of a farm intern! We are teaming up with Rural Resources to take on a teen from their program. For 7 weeks this summer, we will have someone to help us harvest blackberries from the acreage, so that will allow us to not only put up enough fruit for the freezer, but we will also be able to sell whole berries if the crop is good.
This may be the only post this year! We are gearing up around here to get very busy!
May this year find you all well!