Spring on the Farm

IMG_20190418_133442780Planting season is underway! Each year we begin greenhouse work in early March, planting seeds for cooler weather crops such as cabbage, collards, kale, and broccoli.  Very often, our fresh, green babies are thriving in their warm environment while snow is still falling outside. As the weeks progress, our greenhouse work shifts to warmer weather crops such as tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant. This early start each year allows us to begin our field planting as soon as the soil is ready and the danger of frost has passed. This season, we’re excited to report that the greenhouse is full to the brim and plants are looking exceptionally happy. It’s truly exciting to see a microcosm of the entire farm unfold under the watchful care of our farm team and dedicated greenhouse volunteers.  image

More specifically, all varieties of squash, peppers, and tomatoes are looking exceptionally healthy this year with vibrant green growth and rapid root development.  This last week has brought the opportunity to work with volunteers to field-plant over two full acres of collards, kale, lettuce, leeks, broccoli, and cabbage.  Across the farm we are feeling the promise of a heavy harvest and a healthy community!

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