Spring news

post by: Debbie Fields March 24, 2014

Hi Folks,
Life is picking up here on the farm.  The first lettuce, arugula and spinach starts go into the ground this week, so look for the first harvest of the best tender greens in 3 weeks!  Before life gets to hectic and these news items turn into a brief listing of what produce we have,  we wanted to respond to a couple of you who wondered what we read during the winter.  Actually Jim reads on a  wide diversity of topics from farming to astronauts to bicycling and all sorts of stories.  There is one book we thought worth mentioning called “Farmacology” by Daphne Miller, a very readable book on what small diverse farms can teach us about health.
Our big event of the winter was our oldest son got married last week.  We had a wonderful dinner down at Locavore for both families and the wedding party, 55 in all.  Many thanks to Gordon and Aliza from Baked Bakery and all our extended family who chopped, sliced, cooked, served and decorated for this event.  It was followed by a pretty darn close to perfect wedding at Aspen Hall the following day.
We still have CSA shares for sale, both large and small.  We’ve opened 10 new shares this year as we have Brian McNaughton back farming with us.  Brian is bringing you some veggies we have not grown much of, including artichokes, celery and eggplant all of which are doing well in the greenhouse now.
In the sales shed there are plenty of eggs, wild rice and potatoes available.