As the days are warming, our hands are busy getting beds prepped and new crops into the ground. With minimal tillage practices, our bodies have been sleeping well through the night with long days of broad forking and getting the soil ready. We are excited to see and be a part of cultivating and nurturing the soil our veggies and fruits grow in.
As our Salanova, kale, and beet crops continue to grow full, we have welcomed our radishes to the farm, adding splashes of color in the sea of green. A great companion to our salad mix, these little French Breakfast roots add the perfect kick of spice.
Farmer Ross has been working hard to get our washing and drying stations set up in anticipation of a busy growing and harvest season ahead. We have been inspired by Curtis Stone’s farm, Green City Acres, in Kelowna, BC, Canada. His book and video blogs have been a guiding force as we’ve been setting up our systems of production. Check out his farm here: http://theurbanfarmer.co/
With a little tweaking to best fit our needs, Farmer Ross has gotten our drying table up and running in time for our first weekly market.
We are excited to offer fresh organically grown veggies to our local and surrounding areas. While it is still early in the season, we will have a wide variety of vegetables that will be filling out tables through-out our growing season. Stay tuned. This week at market we will be offering a variety of salad mixes, some with a little spicy kick from our Mizuna harvest. We will also be offering three varieties of kale and our French Breakfast radishes--with strawberries coming soon!
Come check us out! We will be at the Antietam Valley Farmer’s and Artists Market from 8-12 this Saturday! http://farmersmarket.antietamvalley.org/