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We went to the first market on Tuesday in Ashland. What a great showing of support from the community, although it was quite a windy day. Despite the wind, it was a great market and we look forward to eight more months of markets!

Tomorrow is a big planting day for us–the first of many this spring. We lost the first round of asian bunching greens in the hoophouse to slugs (we need to integrate ducks!), so we’ll be replanting that as well as planting bok choys and spinach outside. A 1,000 new strawberry plants go in on Friday and Saturday. Spring has sprung!

We still have plenty of room in our CSA this year. Please download a brochure on our CSA page and spread the word. We have space for 40 members this year. The program starts up the first of June.

As well, we have a Facebook page you can now join. See the link to your right. It is fun to post updates about the farm to all our fans.

Happy spring and enjoy the warming sun and soil.

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Josh prepared a whole bunch of new ground for planting this past week thanks to the great weather we had last week. It was so warm! Melissa even got to hop on the tractor and till up a 1/4 acre. That was fun. We plant our hoophouse on Thursday with the first of the greens and deliver one more winter CSA box on Friday then we’ll be moving our focus into planting, seeding and beginning markets in mid-March. We have lots of room in our summer CSA program, so take a look at our brochure and let us know if you have any questions!

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This weather is amazing plant growing weather! Veggies are finally taking off in the field. We planted over 600 heirloom tomatoes in our hoophouse last week as well as planted potatoes–rose finn, yukon, purple, russets among others. We also seeded the first round of summer crops — beans, basil & summer squash. Parsnips, winter squash and pumpkins also went in. We’re starting to feel caught up and on track after a few weeks of chaotic frenzy in May. Bring on the summer! Crops are loving this 70 – 80 degree weather.Strawberries are beginning to ripen and we’ve been bringing all kinds of new veggies to the market — purple & golden turnips, dandelion greens and collards! Yummy. Here are some new photos from the farm.

Sorrel and lettuce starts
Sorrel and lettuce starts
Jon & Josh washing veggies for market
Jon & Josh washing veggies for market
The composting toilet
The composting toilet

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