Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Happy Heat!

The season is in swing and we want to get in touch with an update. The potatoes are all planted, the peas are climbing high, the garlic is cultivated, the cucumbers are starting to vine out, salad greens are growing like weeds, weeds are growing like weeds. Our new pick your own garden is shaping up, the hens are laying eggs like crazy, and we’ve been swimming in the Battenkill every day. We built and planted one new tomato greenhouse and we are presently working on the next one, the plants are ready to go in so we’ve got to hustle. Late blight has already shown up in PA and Maryland so everybody has to be extra careful again this year. We have scaled up our food product production, just packed 80 containers of the season’s first pesto, and holy moly, today we make 600 veggie burgers. In other news we just submitted our paperwork to become officially certified organic. But we still have so much to do that it is hard to rest on any accomplishments. It has been too hot to transplant this week, and we’ve got to get stuff into the ground. Keeping up with irrigation has been a challenge. And we still need to set up a structure for CSA pickups and bring over the walk-in cooler and equipment from the old farm. As the saying goes make hay when the sun shines… oh shoot I have to do that too!

We’ll be in touch again soon to give everyone the details for the 1st pick ups. Until then you can find us Sundays from 10-2:00 at the Dorset farmer’s market or swing by the new farm to say high and pick up some eggs. Also we are happy to sell starts for your home gardens, the greenhouse is overflowing with many incredible plants so come check it out. And save us your egg cartons its that time again.

Oliver, Bonnie, the kids & the crew