Friday, June 18, 2010

S.O.S. Update

We can not thank you enough for the outpouring of support and encouragement over the last few days. It's remarkable the difference just a day or two can make. Whether you've joined us on the farm, or simply called or emailed, it means a lot to know that you understand and support our decision to suspend your vegetable shares.

As of today, with the help of more than thirty volunteers, the sun, the wind, and finally the cooperation of Mother Nature, our fields are turning around. While we're not out of the woods yet, we've made a significant impact on the weeds, and therefore, your vegetables. There are portions of the field that remain under water and will therefore be tilled under and replanted. Once the portions of the field are tilled, we will replant for a full fall harvest.

Because of each of you, the tide has turned and our fields are recovering. Thank you again for making the difference.

For the weekend, we will welcome volunteers on Saturday from 9AM to 3PM. Please stay tuned for more updates and details of the situation. We will plan another update at the end of day on Sunday, or Monday morning.

We'll be working on the farm at Oakvale Farmstead. The address is:

1285 State Route 29
London, Ohio 43140

If you're coming from the city, the easiest route is Interstate 70 West, towards Dayton. Exit Route 29. Turn RIGHT off exit, onto Route 29, towards Mechanicsburg. Pass through the stop light at US 42 and travel about two miles. Just past Lafayette Plain City Road, the driveway will be on the LEFT, before the barns. Turn LEFT into driveway and drive around to park in front of the barn (you should see plenty of cars). If you see the Oakvale Farmstead Cheese sign turn around you've gone too far.

Wear boots, hats, gloves, sunscreen... Be prepared for the elements. To keep you hydrated, we'll have plenty of water on hand.

If you have any questions before arriving or need help with directions, please call Adam at (614) 226-8548. If you need anything else, not pertaining to volunteering, please call me at either number listed below.

With gratitude,

Jaime Moore
Wayward Seed Farm
14950 Fladt Road
Marysville, Ohio 43040

Office: 937.644.0786
Cell: 614.327.0102

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My family would love to help! We are unable to make it Saturday. Will you need help on Sunday?? Please feel free to email me at or my husband at to let us know!
We feel for you and hope that you overcome this obstacle without further rain!

Love and Hugs,
Brandy Guffey