All is well on the farm. Our first harvest of the season was a bit disorganized — but that was to be expected. We were slow harvesting and didn’t quite have all our ducks in a line to make for a smooth day, but it went well anyway. We managed to pull together a small, but nice harvest of overwintered vegetables as well as the first cut on some of our greens in the hoophouse. I was out harvesting brussels sprouts with Everett all day, which was quite fun, but laborious. He was quite a helper. I would pick and he would put the sprouts in the box. Wow, did those brussels sprouts fly off the market table! Despite the slow harvest day, we pulled everything together and got to our first Ashland market on time — actually we were the first ones there to set up. That’s a first! It was great to be back at market and see all of our regular customers as well as a lot of new faces. So much support for local farmers! Thank you! It was a great day despite the frigid cold.
We are in the midst of the spring push — trying to get all the plants in the ground in a timely manner. This week, we are planting kales (a little late!), chard and dandelion greens. Soon, we will be putting in our onions and leeks at the new leased ground as well as planting pounds and pounds of potatoes. The hot weather crops are doing well in the greenhouse — growing slowly but steadily. It has been so cold around here lately, but I expect the weather to get warmer here soon.