Meg Moore farms a single acre at a time, companion plants intensively, and uses mulch donated from local landscaping companies to keep her weeds down and improve her soil. At her compost-slinging parties, folks have the opportunity to participate in a rare, biodynamic form of soil enrichment. The field is energized through the application of compost that has been methodically stirred by the community, then distributed into buckets for children to sling into the field with wild abandon. Meg plants heirloom seeds from local sources as often as she can and looks after them with a kindness and care that spills into her interactions with customers and volunteers. If you’re a person who wants to know your farmer, wants to see how produce is grown, and might even want to get your hands dirty and weed a little, Moore’s little patch of heaven will be the perfect place for you to volunteer on Mondays. While Meg’s 15-family CSA fills up quickly, you may still purchase her innovative $50 pre-paid veggie membership card ahead of time and stop by to pick up your veggies when you want. Starting back sometime this spring (exact date is tentative at the moment), you can catch Moore at the Sunday Brunch Farmers Market now at Brick House Kitchen or visit the farm to check out a variety of crops including traditional veggies, edible flowers, and surprising things like pink and yellow ginger and turmeric. You can also find her special crops on the menu at Husk and McCrady’s.
Thu., Oct. 10, 6:30 p.m. 2013