What an incredible day with beautiful clear skies as we joined together in Athens, TN for this once in a lifetime total solar eclipse so close to home. Thank you for being part of this special day! Everything was truly magical and unforgettable, from the gorgeous farm venue to the delicious food catered by Your Mystic Delights to the glorious display in the sky.
Here’s a note from our farm partner and venue host, Charles Mayfield.
Mayfield Pastures was honored to host our eclipse event with Weekly Fig. It was a mesmerizing day and quite a pleasure to have the opportunity to meet some of you and show you around our farm. We wanted to take a moment to thank you and tell you a bit more about what we are doing and why your membership in the Weekly Fig is so critical to our mission.
Mayfield Pastures started as a micro-farming enterprise with the goal of feeding our family the best possible food we could grow. This quickly grew into the realization that if we’re going to take the time, energy and effort to grow a little food, we might as well grow a little more for people that are interested. Mayfield Pastures began in late Fall of 2016 with a test batch of broilers, layers and pigs. Fast forward to today and we have our third batch of broilers in the brooder, holiday turkeys in the pasture, forty laying hens, twenty pigs and twelve cows. We employ many of the practices of regenerative agricultural leaders like Joel Salatin and Will Harris.
With that being said, Mayfield Pastures is still in its infancy, and much of our focus is on animal management, ecological study and continuing to learn these management practices. With so much care and time spent on the animals and land, little time is left for marketing and delivery. The animals, weather, and various maladies that present themselves in farming need constant attention. If we are continue to put soil, animal health and learning our systems at the top of our to-do list, then finding customers has had to fall to the bottom of our list.
In late Spring of 2017, we were introduced to Weekly Fig by one of our biggest supporters from Atlanta through the Weston A Price Foundation. Our partnership with them has proved to be invaluable as we continue to manage our farm. As you know, without a sale…there is no business. Bringing our incredible eggs, poultry, pork, and ‘soon to be’ beef to Weekly Fig has given this farming project the ability to focus on doing things right. Your patronage and interest in local, healthy food that puts more back into the land than it takes away is how we are able to do what we do. THANK YOU!
We are presently preparing for 2018 and need your help. Please continue your patronage of the Weekly Fig. Spread the word. Invite your friends and neighbors over for a home cooked meal made with local ingredients. Take a few hours on a weekend and come see our farm. Come see what your loyalty is doing to caress our land and create a sustainable food model for generations to come. We welcome you with open arms and hope that you’ll continue to nurture your family with the very best food our community has to offer.