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Pick-Your-Own Milky Oats
June 18, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
Milky oats (Avena Sativa) are the oat tops harvested when they are in their milky stage, during which the oat tops release a white, milky sap when squeezed. This stage lasts approximately one week, just before the seed hardens and becomes the oat grain we eat as oatmeal. Tincturing the milky oats while fresh preserves their bioactive potency. Alternatively, milky oats can be dried and used as a nutritive tonic and are a beautiful addition to tea blends.
Fox Haven is happy to offer pick-your-own chemical-free farm-grown Milky Oats from June 16th to June 19th. More dates may be announced for the following week.
Must email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a time to come pick – or pick up if you choose to have Fox Haven pick and prepare your harvest for pick up.
Options to harvest milky oats (heads) or oatstraw (heads and stalk)
Please bring your own baskets or containers.
Pick Your Own Available Hours:
June 16th, 8 am to 5 pm
June 17th, 8 am to 5 pm
June 18th, 8 am to 5 pm
June 19th, 8 am to 5 pm
Price: Pick-Your-Own: $10 per pound pick your own
Fox Haven prepares your harvest for pick up: $15 per pound
To review directions for harvesting and payment, visit: Milky Oats Harvest & Payment Instructions
About LandBack Tax
Beginning in 2022, Fox Haven will pay $2 from every ticket sale to the Piscataway Land Trust as a LandBack tax for the land Fox Haven inhabits. Land taxes to indigenous nations function similarly to paying rent or a home mortgage. Payments such as a mortgage provide access to living space, whereas LandBack taxes recognize our access to stolen Indigenous land.
The Piscataway Land Trust is a long-term Indigenous-led effort led by the 501(c)(3) Cedarville Band of Piscataway Indians Inc. to restore and rematriate ancestral land and sovereignty in the Chesapeake region to Piscataway and other Chesapeake Indigenous people. To learn more or pay land tax, visit: www.piscatawayindians.com/projects
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