We're only 4 weeks away from the start of our CSA shares! We plan to begin the season with lots of leafy greens, fresh herbs, tender asparagus, and crispy radishes. We've also stored some delicious gold potatoes, sweet carrots, and tasty sauerkraut to round out our early spring shares. We still have a few shares available, you can sign up online today!
The weather is warming up and we're in high gear at the farm. The seedlings in our greenhouse are growing quickly on these warm, sunny days, and much of our time is spent seeding, watering, and potting up.
We're getting the fields ready for planting, fixing equipment and getting our machinery up and running. We're especially excited about this new 6' disc we bought from our friends Becky and Scott at Singing Cedars Farm in Orwell. Thanks, Becky and Scott!
Over the weekend we started to work the soil and prepare our fields. Ben plowed in some cover crops of rye, oats, and peas that added valuable nutrients and protected our soil from erosion over the winter. It takes a few weeks for the cover crop to break down before we can prepare these beds to plant.
We've outgrown our greenhouse and we need more space for our seedlings, so we just built this 60-foot cold frame. We'll use this space to harden off seedlings before they get transplanted. We can also plant a summer crop of heat-loving ginger or peppers in here once the transplants are all out.