A Sumptuous Success!

For The Landings Journal, June 2011

Skidaway Farms NEVER looked better than it did one Sunday evening in May!
With the perfect breeze to keep those pesky gnats away and over 200 people
in attendance, the Farms first annual Supper in The Farm event was held to
help raise much needed funds to pay down the construction loan on the Farm.
Committee Chair and event organizer, Blake Caldwell, couldn’t have been
more pleased, “It’s the Farmers who’ve made this so great”, she responded
when visitors thanked her for the evening, “This has been a team effort!”

Cha Bella Catering supplied the delicious buffet… Savannah Steve spun the
soothing music… and the happy guests supplied the camaraderie and just
plain good ole times!  A visiting couple from Atlanta were in awe of the
Farm and its abundance of good harvest.  An out-of-state guest remarked he
had never seen anything so impressive… it was very evident the Farm had
put its best foot forward and it showed!

The first harvest has been in progress for the past three weeks but the
Farmers are already planning on how to handle the next step…the humidity
of a Savannah summer and what crops will work best in that challenging
climate.  Vice-chair and Membership Coordinator, Janet Waldie reported that
the Farm is over 95% occupied for the season. “Everyday, I receive another
request for a plot and with the planned construction for new Raised Beds,
and the demand for those, we’ll be close to 100% by the end of June!”
Email the Farm at membership@skidawayfarms.net   for more information on renting a plot.

Skidaway Farms new website is online at www.skidawayfarms.net with a host of
information, pictures and the history of the Farm.  Farmers can use the
Forum to exchange tips or ask questions about their plants.  Designed by
Web Designer and Farmer, Landings resident Kathy Wyland, the website is
just one more example of how Skidaway Farm is in tune with the community…
the pictures alone are worth a visit!

Spread throughout the Farm, the 11 Southern Pine benches, built by Bethesda
Barn Builders, are all fondly dedicated to family and friends who loved to
garden.  Some of those angels were smiling down on the festivities all
evening long during the Supper in the Farm … and their blessing was felt
by all.

Come on down and visit the Farm…. the gates are open sunrise to sunset
Skidaway Farms is on McWhorter Road going to Modena — bear left at the
fork and then turn left onto the gravel drive next to the Skidaway Farms