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April turns


April turns

Dear members.

For the last 2 market cycles I have been mostly on the road and in the air, and it is good to be back! Of course I mourn the fact that I missed 9 full days of full-throttle Spring, which can never be recaptured. Aside from family and friends one of the things I missed most while I was away were my foods! Spending time in both Boston and LA, two cities I think of as being in the forefront of sustainable ag and local sourcing, no one I talked to knew of a market as well developed as CAFÉ. So, in an effort to make up for my absence I am about to make my third order of this cycle (keep thinking of more yummy things I missed)!

Now I want to begin to prepare you for some new developments at CAFÉ. Soon we will be switching our market webpage to a new software platform. We will no longer be a We are confident that you will like the new site better because it will offer more options, better service, feedback opportunities, and more. However, it will be a major change and so there will need to be adjustments made by all. Elian and I are beginning training sessions for the new system and will make the transition as soon as possible, hopefully before our growers reach their full expansion of production for the season. We will be giving you more information about this soon.

As you plan your week, consider the following event if you are free Wednesday after lunchtime:

JoAnn Brewer from the Clemson Cooperative Extension will present a free program on Fruit and Vegetable Gardening in a Small Space at 1 p.m. April 17 at the Village Branch Library, 124 N. Katherine St., Pickens. Call 864-898-5747.

And don’t forget to attend all or part of Thrive: A Conscious Health Experience, this coming Saturday between 10 and 4. See Weekly Updates or this link for more info on Thrive:

Forget to order, or, like me, ordered but forgot something? The CAFÉ Market is open until noon.

Eat well to stay well! Lance