After 15 years of farming, I have finally learned to look at the beginning of each season as the beginning of a journey as opposed to being anxious of what is to come. I know what is to come. There will be joy and sorrow, there will be great bounties as well as crop losses. In several months I will look back at this time and feel that years have gone by. I am ready to embrace this year and all it may bring. I spent most of the winter focusing on managing the soil in our hoop houses and it truly paid off to provide us with a great selection and bounty for the Spring. Now I am ready to focus on the fields.
We have been blessed with the best staff a farm could ask for and they were so eager to return. The farm has been busy this spring with markets, CSA harvests and plant sales. Now we are ready to get down to business and get some serious planting done. I love to watch the fields transform from their winter slumber into a new shape for a new year. We use crop rotation to its fullest. It feels like we are redecorating a house and who doesn’t love a fresh coat of paint.
We are hoping to offer pick your own strawberries this year. There are few if any pick your own organic strawberry farms in the area. Considering that strawberries are one of the most sprayed crops I can’t imagine picking strawberries in a non-organic field.
Let’s all hold peace in our hearts and healthy veggies in our mouths. We hope you’ll join us for this ride!
If you haven’t signed up for our Summer CSA don’t wait. We have a few spaces available. Support organic agriculture and improve your health.