IIntroducing Tyler Schnepper's Victory Garden Market Place
My vision for my Victory Garden Market is to provide nutrient dense vegetables for a victory in my customer's nutrition, for the land in use, and for the laborers of the garden. I have a grand belief in locally grown produce since plants contain their highest concentration of vitamins and minerals at harvest and loose nutrient density as days go by. Most produce that our community consumes is from the grocery stores of which the produce may be weeks old, often contributing to the low amount of taste and thus nutrition. I plan to harvest my produce the same day as delivery or the day prior, granting my customers with that fresh garden taste and high nutrient content.
My goal for 2017 is to consistently grow 5-10 types of vegetables, fruits, and herbs within each season at a rate of 20-50 "shares" or "units" of each per week. In spring, I will grow, of which most is germinated and underway, arugula, salad mix, mustard greens, spinach, salad turnips and greens, salad radish, beets, carrots, sweet peas, kale, and collards. Summer will consist of summer squash, green beans, tomatoes both slicer and cherry, cucumber both slicer and pickling, okra, peppers, basil, cilantro, and lettuce. Fall will be similar to spring. I will also grow "shoots" of peas, sunflowers and radish which are very nutritious and great in smoothies or salads.
With that said, NaMestoy Farm has agreed to be a CSA drop off for boxes of mixed veggies weekly for those who prepay to me. I will be setting up a market stand for several hours once per week. I am incredibly grateful for the experiences I have had at NaMestoy Farm ranging from my spirituality, meditation practice, gardening endeavors, and love. I feel as if your community is rather health oriented in the way they live and I have learned on my journey of growth that nutrition is KEY to a life of happiness, longevity and health (our intestines are now being noted as our "first brain").
Thank you for taking the time to tune into my vision that I have deemed as my greatest contribution to society in this lifetime. I am by no means perfect in my practice but source continues to guide me and I know this to be my way. I know if anyone can understand this, it is you, Nancy!!
Tyler Schnepper, Fitness Professional/Market Gardener