Once again, it is hard to believe that half of our season is already behind us. We are at the height of our production and thanks to our extremely dedicated and hard-working farmers, we have practically sailed through the first 15 weeks of our 30 week season.
Now begins the process of thinking about next season. We begin our planning and budgeting and dreaming. We analyze our expenses and pour over programs to determine the best ways in which to serve our Community and our Mission. We encourage you to consider your place in our Community, What do you bring to the table and what do you take away to share with others? What is your individual contribution to the whole?
We have made an amazing amount of progress in so many ways these past 20 years. But in a very exciting way, we feel like we are still only half way there. And so beginning with our 20th Anniversary Farm to Fork Celebration this Sunday, we embark on another 15 weeks and 20 more years certain that the best is still yet to come.
This Sunday, February 10th, we witness the lunar phase of the new moon, when the moon lies closest to the Sun in the sky as seen from Earth. Or more precisely, it is the instant when the Moon and the Sun have the same ecliptical longitude. New Moons are a great time to set intentions for things you’d like to create, develop, cultivate, and make manifest. They are a magical time of beginnings, when you can recharge goals, or set new ones. In this chaotic, stuff-filled world, being aware of the lunar phases reminds me of our connection to the universe. Harnessing the energy of the moon and planets doesn’t cost anything, there’s no paperwork to fill out, and everyone has equal access to it.
You just have to be open to it.