Happy First Day of Spring and Snow!
Those purple hands below to our newest crew member, Kathleen. Welcome Kathleen!
She is here with us for the whole season, so you’ll get used to seeing her here. Know that her hands are touching much of what we’ll all be eating this season. This morning she goes down in history for her observation that her skin is a little pink from all the work in yesterday’s warm, sunny weather, and this morning she is planting onions in the snow. Crazy!
Another amazing helper we have is Nemo. (She’s the senior at Maggie Walker that we’re hoping defers her college start. Cross your fingers – notices from colleges arrive this week!)
This doesn’t look like normal farmwork here, eh?
There’s this wonderful farm in Canada (Les Jardins de la Grelinette – which literally means The Gardens of the Broadfork) that we look up to with much respect. Besides sharing our name (we did not discover them until after starting and naming our own farm!), they farm on our scale, using similar methods, and have had a successful business for quite some time. They are also great about sharing information about how they do it. In French.
Enter Nemo. She speaks and reads French. So we purchased their book last year and have been using Nemo’s translation skills from time to time to piece together what they are saying. Their charts are especially helpful for us since they are numerical guides we can use. Nemo’s translation of key terms shine the necessary light on these charts, and she highlights major points of the chapters of most interest to us.
Interestingly, the farmer-authors of this book have launched a fundraising campaign to provide the funds needed to translate their book into English! We are excited for this. There isn’t much published information relevant to our business and we want to be able to access the information as best we can. Until then, we are so glad we have Nemo.
And Garlic Scallions:
…they are delicious. Recipes here.
Our harvest available to order for pick up this weekend:
Bag o’ Dark Greens (Farmers’ Choice – great for cooking or juicing), Baby Kale, Cilantro, Daffodil Bouquets, Eggs, Garlic Scallions, Hearty Mix, Red Head Lettuce, Salad Mix, Spinach…plus Multigrain Bread, and Pepper Jelly (mild, medium, and hot).
Order your selection through our Online Store!
– Enter our store here. (If you want to set/reset your password, click on ‘set password’ in the left margin)
– Please remember to click on “Complete your order” after you have put items in your cart and chosen your pick up location. If you don’t receive a confirmation email, you did not complete your order.
– For complete details on how our sign-up and order system works, see the Feb 18th newsletter.
** Local Events Update: The owner of the landfill has temporarily withdrawn his request to accept potentially hazardous material one mile from our farm. Please see the website (please sign up for updates) and petition page. Interest and signatures are more important than ever right now due to this temporary withdrawal, as it is anticipated that this move is to be able to slip the request in under the radar at a future date, potentially missing the opportunity for public comment at the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors meetings. Thanks for your support!