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As Spring Unfolds…& mkt 3.19.2016

Last week we felt like spring was approaching.
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Now we feel like spring is here, firmly settled, and making herself right at home.
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This really isn’t true, of course. The spring equinox is not even here yet. (And the forecast has us seeing a chance of snow on Sunday.) There are still plenty of mornings that will likely bring a frost. But…
Ready or not, it’s warm, relatively dry, and there is work to be done to grow food.
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Update: Our new greenhouse was graced with its plastic yesterday! Many cheers here! More project updates to come, we promise.
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Our orchard is breathtaking. (We don’t grow fruit for commercial sale, but we enjoy sharing its progress with you gentle readers.)
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The over wintered spinach is simply stunning, if we can be so immodest, and the next round of spinach has now been planted.
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We also have a number of new faces here, and we look forward to introducing them to you all over the next couple of weeks.

Meanwhile, we are preparing for this year’s colonies of bees to join us. Frames have been worked on throughout the winter. (See below, as grandchildren helped out Papa beekeeper.) Want to learn more about bees and beekeeping? Plan to join us on April 30th for our Spring Farm Day (and Plant Sale!). Details below.
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009Certified Naturally Grown farm in search of:
:: Twin bed frame and mattress   :: Set of shelves, and/or nightstand  :: Desk or equivalent table     If you have something sitting around that you can donate, we thank you in advance! 

This week’s harvest includes:
Kale, Microgreens, Spinach, and our Organic, Naturally Leavened, Hearth Baked Bread.

2016 Market Share CSA Members:
 Reserve your selection online to pick up Saturday, March 19th at our farm, at Good Health Herbs, or at the Farmers Market @ St. Stephens. Everything remaining after pre-orders will be available for purchase at the Farmers Market @ St. Stephens.

Reminder to our returning and new Farm Share CSA members: weekly shares begin the first week in May.

Enjoy ~
Janet, Dan, and the whole Broadfork crew
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Reminder: Plant Sale | Farm Day | Open Barn! Saturday, April 30th from 10-4.  Visit our Plant Sale for the full selection of our Certified Naturally Grown vegetable and herb plants for your garden, plus tour the farm with us at 3:00 to learn how and why we grow delicious and nutritious vegetables for you and your household using only biological, Certified Naturally Grown methods. Soak in our beautiful farm and meet our staff. See your 2016 vegetables growing. Mark your calendars for a fun day which will also include wood-fired oven treats! Driving directions found on our website.

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