We are officially into spring now, but sure doesn't look like it outside. We've had another big dump of snow and with it come lots of plowing and clean up. Somedays I wonder if it is smart to keep seeding and planting when the fields are still buried in feet of snow, but we have faith that spring will come at last.
In the greenhouse it is another matter. Spring has arrived in earnest. Temperatures get well up into the 20s each day and some days we even have to cool it down by opening the doors. Leeks, tomatoes, peppers, onions, and ground cherries are all coming up and doing well.
We are also harvesting lots of salad mix and spinach that we planted last fall and kept over the winter. They are growing well and will be available to those who want to order online next week. If you are not on the list and want to be, just send us an email and we can add your name so you can order.
This morning I met with a local school working on a project proposal to partner with us to provide a fresh salad bar menu for their students. Wouldn't it be amazing if our kids could all get organic local salad bar items at school? We would also provide eduction and possibly host field trips to the farm so kids could learn more about where their food comes from. We'd buy into it for our kids! I just hope it goes through and enough parents like the idea to make it worth while doing.
Our sign ups are still very strong at almost three times the number we had at this time the previous two years and with a good return rate so far. I'm not sure if this is because we are meeting people's needs better or if it is simply that everyone is getting more aware of the benefits of eating fresh local food. In either case, we are grateful for the orders and have planned a significant increase for this season.
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