Farm Updates 4/22/20

Hi, everyone! We were gone over the weekend, but we still have a few tidbits to share with you about recent happenings on the farm.

A few posts ago, we mentioned that we wanted to set up a pre-ordering system for our veggies this year, so that you can choose what you want in advance and pick it up when you have the time, drive-thru style. This way, you can still get fresh, local produce from our farm, even in this time of social distancing.

We’re happy to say that we’ve made lots of progress on this! It will be done soon, and once the system is all set up, pre-orders will be done online through our website. We even received a shipment of compostable produce bags that will help reduce packaging waste during this process.

In other news, our greenhouse is positively bursting with life! Lush green leaves and little round bulbs are everywhere you look. The broccoli, cabbage, kohlrabi, lettuce, and onions are already strong enough to be transplanted outside and continue growing in the field. The rest will be ready before you know it.

As for our other protected crops, we were a bit concerned that our high and low tunnels might not be enough to keep the cold at bay over the last week. Never fear, though—they came through just fine. We’re a tiny bit behind schedule on transplanting because of the temperatures, but we’ll be back on track in no time.

And while these crops are still getting started, our customers are already enjoying some of the other greens we have available. Our pea shoots and wheatgrass have been growing strong and producing a nice, nutritious harvest. In case you haven’t heard, wheatgrass juice is super high in vitamins and minerals, and can have a variety of health benefits. Consider trying some today!

Well, that’s it for now. We’ll be back on Thursday to talk about what it means to know your local farmers, and why it’s so important. Stay healthy, everyone!