One of the proudest moments since I moved to Mitchell, SD, 1.5 years ago happened this week. A local family farm in Oacoma, SD, named Muddy Pumpkin Farm was coming to town to present at the Master Gardeners meeting. I found it to be a great opportunity to showcase an heirloom, organic farm to some of the people I have met and see if we cannot get some of this quality product into the local food system. We met with restaurants, a grocery store and even the School Food Service Director and had nothing but excitement. Everyone said similar things, “We want more local, we want organic”. Now as high hopes as we had, our school food meeting fell short, as the Food Service Director had an unexpected situation arise.
If you are interested in signing up for the summer CSA here in mitchell to get weekly deliveries of organic produce and/or meats you can do so online at http://freshmitchell.info/csa.
I certainly went in thinking I know there is some excitement, but also opposition and stubbornness we would face, but that was all in my head. I certainly learned assuming leads to unwarranted stress. If you tell your story and you are honest, good things will occur!