Week #1 – 13 June, 2016
Hello Food Farmers!
First and foremost, welcome! To our new members, it’s wonderful to have you join us; to returning members, it’s great to have you back. All of us at the farm are tremendously excited to be sharing this summer season and its bounty with you.
Despite winter’s quiet, farming in the north country is a year round endeavor. Washing and delivering the abundance in the root cellar from the previous season, field plans, seed orders, hiring, logistical and office organization, equipment repair…all of these things and much more happen when the snow is on the ground and the only green things around are the house plants. Come March, we find our hands in the soil again, when we seed the very first onions in the greenhouse. So, after many months of anticipation and hard work, the first harvest is here!
We’ve been busy both in the greenhouses and out in the field, thanks to this past week of gorgeous weather. Tomatoes, broccoli, onions, peppers, cauliflower, carrots (of course!) and tons more are all settling in the soil and ready for heat and sunshine. Things are looking great so far this spring, and what a wonder to have so much food already planted in the ground!
It is a beautiful time of year, full of life and growth, light and green. The Indian Paintbrushes are blooming, the first Monarchs have been sighted fluttering on the breeze, and the Red-Winged Blackbirds have found their way back to the cattails along the farm pond’s edge.
Thanks again for partnering with us, we look forward to the season!