I am headed to BadSeed Market this afternoon from 4-8pm, if anyone wants a few baby greens (slightly grown up microgreens) or spinach. I will also take a few sweet potatoes, butternut squash, small onions, and a few other random winter squash, dried herbs, etc. We’ve decided to hold off on going to City Center Square until March 13th, and then hopefully we’ll have enough where we can go weekly.
We’ve hired our first apprentice! I hope you all get a chance to meet Betsy this summer at markets, or at the farm (getting in those volunteer hours…). She comes with some good gardening experience and lots of great people skills. I think it will be a great partnership. She has entered an apprenticeship program (www.growinggrowers.org) and chose us as her host farm. We also have another apprentice in the program who will start later. He’s a high school senior who is exploring farming as a career. It is very exciting to work with others who are considering this line of work!
We’ve been planting greens this week at the farm- trying to get as much done as possible with this little tidbit of warm weather. We planted spinach, lettuce, kale, collards, bok choy, mustard greens, arugula, and cilantro all as transplants, and carrots, radishes and parsnips as seed. Also have done quite a bit of cleanup work and preparation for when the soil outside dries out enough to till and plant. We’ll let everything have a few days of sunshine and then cover it all up before the next big dip in the temperature- probably Monday. Well, I’m off to pick greens and pack the truck- hope to see a few of you later.