Forecast By Tommy Stafford – Nelson County Life Magazine
Photography By Tommy Stafford
Nelson County Life Magazine Â©2008
Opening Day of The Nelson Farmers Market
Don’t you just love it when you see folks doing something good…No I mean really good. moving some place, taking a leap of faith, and doing in their heart what they know’s right. That’s Ken and Yvonne Harris. They’ve made Afton and the Rockfish Valley their home. Heck, they’re already raising the next generation of Harris’ now. Farming and farming right is the way they do things.
At a.m. Fog on the Nelson-Albemarle County Line along Route 151 in Afton. They’re as close to the farm as you can get with plenty of fresh meats and vegetables.
They tell me right now they have veggie start, 6 kinds of lettuce. spinach, kale, brocoli, cabbage. And soon they’ll have 26 types of heirloom tomatoes, sweet peppers, and a big selection of HOT HOT HOT HOT, did I say HOT, YIKES! peppers!
They’ve already got; asparagus, lettuce, cucumbers, STRAWBERRIES, strawberry onions (the best!!!), roasting potatoes, Idaho potatoes, carrots, green peppers, farm eggs, meat, and fresh baked bread.
And yea, they still have my favorite the trusty:
-Local â€œHappy Steerâ€ Hormone and Antibiotic Free Meat
-Local Hormone & Antibiotic Free Chicken
Not to mention all of the other vegetables, annual, and perennial plants along with fruit trees ready for the spring planting! It’s time!
That new beautiful farm market is OPEN FOR BUSINESS NOW, and before long stop in for hot teas, coffee, muffins, and bread while you take a look around.
Visit them on the web at www.amfog.net or call them at 540-456-7100.
Quick reminder before we get to far off into the weather. There’s lots more stuff taking place as we head into May, so be sure to click on the Datebook category to your left to see a complete listing of them all!
Saturday ended up being a really nice day and the threat of rain overnight never panned out in most areas. Some portions of Southern Nelson got some showers, but that was about it, and skies cleared after midnight. It was a great day to kick off the Nelson Farmers Market, in the photo above.
Look for sunny and mild conditions Sunday with temps topping out in the lower 70’s for the valley and upper 60’s on the mountains.
For the coming week we start off the week mild and dry with temps in the 70’s valley slightly cooler above. Rain is in the forecast by Wednesday night.
Regional Current Surface Map via wunderground
Looking 12-24 Hours Ahead
Your Nelson County Life custom area forecast including: Wintergreen, Heards Mountain, Faber, and Cub Creek
SUNDAY: Sunny and mild.
* Highs Valley: 73-76Â°
*On the mountains: 66-69Â°
*Winds: NW 5-10 MPH
*OVERNIGHT: Clear & cool. Lows valley: 44-47Â° : Mountains: 41-44Â° : Winds: N-5 MPH
Next week looks dry and pleasant with daytime highs in the mid 70’s valley, with mid 60’s mountains. We rise to the lower 80’s by mid week. Rain is possible again by Wednesday night.
Have a great Sunday everyone!
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