Dear Farm Friends,
September was a beautiful month. We celebrated our first Farmiversary with nearly 100 guests dining in our fields for our Outstanding in the Field dinner. Chefs Tarver King and Nathan Shapiro delivered a meal we will never forget, raised by us and other local farms, under a pink setting sun. (Photos below). We also launched a Kiva.org crowd-fundraising microloan campaign and we were honored, humbled, and excited to announce that we were 100% funded in under a month by over 200 lenders across the entire world. A beautiful One-Earth-Community effort at its finest. If you're curious what we mean by a "Kiva" campaign, take a peak here and then consider lending to many of the other interesting campaigns where every single dollar matters to build someone's dream: https://zip.kiva.org/loans/5818.
October is here, the apples are falling, leaves are beginning to change, cows winter coats have grown in, and the days are noticeably shorter. We have over 50 new calves running around the fields with more on the way. The sun is rising later and setting sooner. We all love Spring here on the farm as the Earth is awakening after a winter, but autumn is a very special time for us, too. It brings about a time of reflection on our previous growing season, ensuring our winter preparations are on track, and perhaps catching a breath and a few hours off!
October 1, 2013 was our first official day in business as Heritage Hollow Farms. When we reflect on exactly what this year has meant for us, there is really only one word that comes to mind-Gratitude. We have gratitude for everyone that has shown us so much support these last 12 months and the years leading up to this business launch. Our family and friends have provided incredible help and support and we couldn't have done this without them. Our wonderful devoted customers and welcomed new customers have provided us with the needed lift to continue on.
In our second year in business, we'll continue to adapt, continue to learn, and continue to be grateful for the opportunity to provide the fruit of our labor to you and your family. Our hope as we all grow together is that the sincerity, trust, and loyalty continues to build. Is there something that we're doing that you would like to see done differently? Let us know. You like something that we're doing? Let us know. Have you had an unsatisfactory experience with any aspect of your experience with us? Let us know! (Constructive) Criticism, feedback, and conversation is how we will adapt, change, and evolve.
Molly & Mike