Now’s the time to order preserving quantities, so you can eat great broccoli all winter!
This heat has brought two plantings on at once, so we have plenty available for freezing. Even if you haven’t done it before, it’s quite easy. However, it won’t last long–call the farm ASAP and we can deliver to one of our pickup sites this Thursday. Friday delivery can also be arranged. The cost is $48 for a 25 lb box.
We fell short of the $25,000 goal we were seeking for our innovative root cellar project but a lot of good education came of the process. There are many more people out there who understand that it’s possible for our community to feed itself and that if we invest in projects like this it can make a positive impact in our community.
In the last month, 2500 people visited the Kickstarter page and watched the informative video, and about 50 actually came to the farm to see construction in progress last Saturday.
As Kickstarter is an all or nothing fundraising website, the farm will not receive any of the funds pledged. However, our plan going forward is to get “back to basics” and ask folks who pledged on the Kickstarter site to simply donate to the farm directly instead. The silver lining is that being outside of the Kickstarter process eliminates some fees, so your donations actually go a little bit farther when they go directly to the farm.
Two ways to donate:
1) Send a check made out to “Food Farm” to 2612 County Road 1, Wrenshall, 55797
2) Send your donation electronically by clicking the donate button below!
Finally, if you’d like to claim one of the rewards we were offering through Kickstarter, fill out this form! Thank you!
Basic construction is nearly over, now we just need back fill, ventilation, and refrigeration to complete the vision!
We got the storage planting of potatoes in yesterday, had our official launch party for the Kickstarter campaign, and we are happy to be getting some rain. Also, the barley and peas planted on the new land across the road is up and in a few months will be feeding Yker Acres pork with local grain!
Janaki, John, and Patricia enjoyed the last of the 2014 crop as we seeded the first planting of carrots and beets. Three weeks ahead of last year, now we could use a little rain and some heat!
We’ve already gotten the cabbage, cucumbers, cauliflower, and broccoli in the ground and the greenhouse tomatoes are almost a foot high! There are still a few shares still available for the summer season and plenty of new winter shares available. Sign up forms here:
signup sheet 2015-1
Thanks for making us your farmer!
We’re still looking for a couple of good farm workers for the summer. No farm experience necessary, just a willingness to work hard and be outside. Call, email, or check out the Employment tab on the website for more info. Come dig in the dirt, it’s good for the soul!
Here’s what half a million carrot seeds look like!