Join us this Sunday for the Upper Valley's premier local foods tasting expo:
Flavors of the Valley
Sunday, April 12th, 11am-3pm
Hartford High School, 37 Highland Ave, White River Junction, VT
At Flavors, we'll offer tastings of our sauerkraut varieties next to Adam's Family Farm handmade bratwurst. We'll also have kraut, carrots, eggs, and fresh spring greens for sale. There will be over 60 farm and food-related vendors. You can enjoy a taste of fresh produce, artisan bread, award-winning cheeses, tasty jams, local pulled pork, berry pie, hand-crafted chocolates, and many other delicious local goods. It's a wonderful opportunity to meet many of your local producers, visit with neighbors, and buy some delicious products to take home.
At Root 5 Farm we've been busy getting ready for warmer weather, planting greens and herbs in our high tunnels, managing our seeding schedule in the greenhouse, potting up peppers and eggplants, painting new signs, and ordering all of our supplies so we're ready for the season.
Our CSA memberships are filling up quickly this season! Don't delay if you plan to sign up for a share of the harvest. There are only 6 more weeks until CSA deliveries start on May 19th!
See what's in a CSA Share from Root 5 Farm
People often ask us what we do in the winter and they're surprised to hear this is still a busy time of year at the farm. Here's a quick look at what we're up to...
We just finished our giant seed order that includes 161 varieties this year! Now we're working on our crop plan spreadsheets to refine our seeding schedules and plan the rotation and succession of crops around the farm this season.
Our Fall/Winter CSA shares finished up strong in the last week of December. We were happy to have our second high tunnel to increase the diversity and quantity of winter greens in the shares this season.
We've been working on analysis of this past season's CSA share value. Members who signed up for the Full Season saved 20% over local retail prices for comparable produce. We're pleased to show that our CSA is truly an economical source for local, organic produce.
We're making progress on our new farm name! We're still refining our designs, but we plan to announce the new name and logo in February.
We're preparing for farmers' market this weekend. Stop by, we'd love to see you!
Norwich Winter Farmers' Market
at Tracy Hall on Saturday between 10-1pm.
We'll have a nice selection of carrots, potatoes, cabbage, spinach, butternut, delicata, and kubocha winter squash, beets, turnips, sweet potatoes, onions, garlic, heirloom dry beans, and don't miss our delicious sauerkraut!