This is arguably the most exciting few weeks of the year on the farm. Unlike last spring, we have had some really nice rains that are encouraging amazing germination and growth of seeds that have been waiting in the cold ground. WE finally have a good amount of greens again! Chard, spinach, bok choy, head lettuce, and salad greens are in abundance, but we are still selling out early at market so make sure you order! Below, we wash mighty mix in our new packing area (the modified washing machine is our salad spinner) and we weed tiny carrot seedlings before/during a rain last week.
|Our garlic is growing quickly, and this is the time to fertilize. We use a spray of fish and seaweed to give it a little boost. The Swiss Chard in one of the high tunnels is growing quickly too now, since we removed the cilantro next to it that was almost three feet tall! Now it has space to breathe!|
|Meanwhile in the bakery…|
Michael has been focusing on his hearth loaves and really getting to know the grains he’s been working with from Deep Roots Milling at Woodson’s Mill. It is satisfying to be getting some nice loaves from these local collaborations! Thanks to our friend Rebeca for taking some photos of the oven action.