Black Knight & Snowmaiden
To all of our members, we give heartfelt thanks for believing in the simple and true nature of organic farms and food. We hope to have touched and given back to the world in a meaningful way throughout this incredibly difficult year, and hope to continue providing clean, healthy vegetables to everyone for years to come. Our sense of belonging this year has been driven and escalated by one simple mission: we have to be part of the solution. We have to be our own solution, as well as helping to be problem-solvers for those who need help today and every day. Little gestures add up to big movements—helping to fight for justice and equality in our fields, on the borders, in our cities. Going beyond vigilant COVID safety precautions to help the exhausted doctors and nurses, taking those trips to nowhere, and genuinely asking ourselves in our own back yards, in small and large spaces, how do we help protect this beautiful Earth and all of its inhabitants? Many of us have been alone and far from loved ones, we have witnessed the loss of family to the pandemic, experienced physical and mental strain, and still we press on to ask, “How can we be part of the solution?” We hope we have been a part of your solution and brought some small joy to your tables.
Among the most dramatic, long-lasting flowers we grew this year has been our favorite Scabiosa, Scabiosa atropupurea. Their colors include intensely deep, very dark maroon called Black Knight, Snowmaiden white, and gorgeous deep blue varieties, all highlighted with speckles of long, whitish-pink stamens. They thrive in spring and fall, cold and warm, and date way back to when they were used medicinally to help with skin infections. They are phenomenal and gorgeous and still blooming, deep into December, on our barn deck in pots, reminding us to endure and keep on with the problem-solving, working for health and justice.
We thank you and we love you and hope 2021 can be a place to continue working hard and helping each other.
Make sure to find us on Instagram @fullcirclefarms.