Farm Updates 5/11/20

Hi, friends! It’s been another busy week on the farm. Here’s a quick update on what we’ve been working on.

Remember that big semi load of organic compost we got last week? We have it spread all over the field now, so it’s all set to nourish the earth with some much-needed nutrients. It was a lot of work, but it was another important step in our mission to rebuild our soil this year.

We also finished transplanting some more crops, like baby kale and arugula, and covered up a few others so they could make it through the cold weekend. Because of the temperatures, we actually decided to clear-cut our asparagus, even though some of it wasn’t ready for harvest yet. The cold would have made it wilt, and we don’t like to waste good produce. We’ll eat the tinier stalks and save the best ones for all of you!

We made some important strides with the setup of our farm, too. We got a nice, new stainless steel table for washing our produce, which will make the whole cleaning process even more efficient. And Stephen finished work on an electrical wire leading to the farmstand. Now we can install lightbulbs and a fridge, so our salad greens can stay chilled while they’re up for sale. 

We’re excited about these improvements—hopefully things will get better soon, so you can stop in and see them for yourself!

Otherwise, this past week was the first time we were able to harvest a good diversity of crops—which is great news for our Farmers Market customers! Remember, all Farmers Market orders are happening online this year. You can browse our selection of organic-inspired goodies on Tuesdays and Wednesdays each week. We’ll have spinach, radishes, Asian greens, asparagus, foraged greens, plant starts, and more!

Once you’ve placed your order with us or any vendor, you can pick it up at the Embassy Vineyard Church building in Waverly. Pickups happen on Saturdays, from 8:30 to 11:30. We know times have been rough and this is just one more thing to adjust to, but we’re here for you. Please let us know if you have any questions about the process. We promise to help you however we can!

Well, that’s all for today. Thanks for stopping in again, and for sticking with us on our journey. On Thursday we’ll be talking about spinach and radishes—their history, a few fun facts, and some interesting recipes that feature them. Stop by if you’re looking for a fun new way to use your Farmers Market haul! Until then, stay happy, and have a pear-fect day!

Photo by Jason Leung on Unsplash