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Published on April 13th, 2013 | by Newt Rayburn


April Showers & Music on the Farm: CSA Distributions from Yokna Bottoms Farm Start April 19th

April Showers

& Music on the Farm

CSA Distributions from Yokna Bottoms Farm Start April 19th


Oxford, Miss. (YBF) – Yesterday’s five inches of rain – more downpour than shower – had us worried, but only temporarily. While it looked for a moment like some of our spring crops might drown, Mother Earth did her thing and by afternoon most of the water – nearly a foot in some low spots – had drained.

But today is GORGEOUS and Yokna Bottoms Farm is looking forward to CSA distributions next week: April 19 at the Powerhouse on University Avenue in Oxford, Mississippi.

Distribution options are Tuesdays and Fridays. CSA members can choose a distribution day that works best for them, but are welcome to switch days as needed to accommodate their schedules, coming Tuesdays some weeks and Fridays other weeks. In other words, don’t feel married to your distribution day!

The first distribution: It’s gonna be a little smaller than they’d like, however you can expect cilantro, rosemary, mizuna mustards, eggs, carrots, kale, and radishes. Yokna Bottoms Farm will make up for the slow start once the season picks up – so they promise!

Learn. Grow. Volunteer.

Give Betsy a call at 662-380-2367 to make arrangements to visit the farm or spend some time digging in the dirt.

Yokna Bottoms presents Music on the Farm

Date: April 29th
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Details coming soon…

Mid-town Farmers' Market OPENING DAY is Saturday, May 4 - Highlights for this weekend!
Gospel Choir Showcase Benefit is Sunday, April 28th on the Oxford, Mississippi Square

About the Author

Newt Rayburn founded THE LOCAL VOICE in March of 2006. Previously, Newt was Editor of PROFANE EXISTENCE in Minneapolis, and Art Director for Ole Miss' LIVING BLUES magazine. Newt won a National Magazine Award in 1999 for his SOUTHERN MUSIC ISSUE with THE OXFORD AMERICAN. A seventh-generation Lafayette County, Mississippian, Newt Rayburn's alter ego—Neuter Cooter—lead the Mississippi band THE COOTERS to Rocknoll Glory across the USA from 1993-2018. Newt is a family man who also is a publisher, photographer, writer, musician, landlord, and Civil War enthusiast.

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