Spring!

It’s official.

Not just on the calendar, but all living things are relishing in the sunny chorus of Spring. Pollinators of all shapes and sizes fill our greenhouse and the winter rye is a beautiful dark green from the showers of the season. Our spring crops are doing wonderful under the predictable rhythms of sun and rain, with only a few cold nights to leave me on the edge of my seat.

Vegetable pick-ups begin in less than a month, (what?!), and while there’s always the steady anxiety of customer satisfaction, I’m feeling relatively at ease, excited, even, to hand out all our hard work has produced.

Last work day crew.
Last work day crew.

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The next few weeks will begin to unfold and enhance some aesthetic aspects of the farm. I hope to be working some ground in the front part of the farm (outside of the fence) to plant wildflowers and native grasses as well as clearing brush and building beds building side of our property. The extended forecast, while never guaranteed, seems pretty promising that winter has gone and so we’ll start putting out some of our summer crops in the next few weeks.

Sound like fun? Good! Come to our next work day, Saturday, April 18th from 9-12 to help out and see our progress.

Also look for our microgreen products in Three Rivers Market,

Work shares covering crops for latest cold night.
Work shares covering crops for latest cold night.
sunflower sprouts
sunflower sprouts

as well as our produce in The Plaid Apron and K-Brew. It’s a busy time of year, sometimes hard to fathom that in a few short months there will be standing sunflowers and we’ll be well into our CSA season. While there’s always a million things to do, and not enough rainy days to do it, or too many rainy days to get it done, I think we’re settling into a balanced chaos that is helping to keep us on our toes as well as ground us into our mission.

It’s a beautiful time of year, so plant your garden and cook good food for the people you love. I look forward to meeting you all in the weeks to come.

Your neighborhood farmer,IMG_20150411_120249_516

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Winter rye cover crop
  Winter rye cover crop

 

 

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