Whoa Nellie: A Busy October for Crop Mob

Oct 20, 2010 by     Comments Off on Whoa Nellie: A Busy October for Crop Mob    Posted under: Crop Mob Atlanta, Crop Mob Georgia, Events, News

This month has been a whirlwind of activity for Crop Mob! Just as the weather is (finally) getting crisp and cooling down, we’ve stirred into action and been helping some farmers get ready for the colder months. We even got a great shout out on CNN’s Eatocracy blog with cameos from some of our most dedicated mobbers.

Earlier this month, a group of mobbers went out to Whippoorwill Hollow Farm the day before the Field of Greens festival to help get the farm in shape for tons of company. There was only a small group of us but we sure did get a lot done. Hay bales were moved, sweet potatoes dug, fall plants seeded, lima beans and peppers picked, horse manure removed from the “parking lot”, tables and chairs setup, and the layout for the market tents staked.

The following day was also a great time with tons of folks coming out to support Slow Food Atlanta and eat some great farm-to-table chow! All in all, it was quite a success. But in mobber fashion, we thought “why stop there?”

So, on the 17th we drove up to Cumming, GA to meet the wonderful Lynn Pugh and lend a hand at her beautiful Cane Creek Farm. Thanks to some generous mobbers (thanks, Amy!) we were greeted with delicious Dutch Monkey Doughnuts and got together to look at the to-do list for the day. It looked something like this (except that it really went up to about #15):

But we mobbers love a challenge and got to work right away! A large portion of us started on the hoophouse (something of a Crop Mob specialty, these days) while the rest planted a field of strawberries and garlic. We *almost* knocked out that whole whiteboard of to-do’s, but the smell of pork and beans graciously provided by Farm Burger, crisp farm greens, and amazing cornbread (thanks again, Amy!) was too much to resist and we got to share a meal after a job very well done.

While sampling some Folksy Brews braggot and kimchi, we announced that the last mob of 2010 will occur in town at Rashid Nuri’s Truly Living Well Natural Urban Farm, and we’re doing all we can to really do it up right! That’s not ALL the fun we have in store, though, as we’re also working on a holiday get together to celebrate all the hard work we’ve done and the amazing amount of work we’ve accomplished.

We’ll post more info on the Truly Living Well mob soon, but clear your calendar for the 21st and get excited! This has been such a fantastic year that we’re surely going to ring in the end of it right!

Y’all are the best. No kiddin’.

Photo credit: Pattie Baker

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