Hope you’re all staying healthy and enjoying this much-appreciated warm-up in our winter weather!
By now I’ve completed all of our seed ordering and garden plans. Seed ordering has been a dreadful experience this year–between the surge of home gardeners and limitations on staffing and seed-growing farms, many of the seeds I’ve come to rely on just weren’t available this year. I’ll be trying a few new varieties and waiting for other shipments to come in, and in the end I don’t think you’ll notice much of a difference. And next year I’ll be sure to have my orders placed by December!
The most exciting news from the farm is that planting kicks off this week. It’s not a lot in the scope of the whole garden, and all of the plants are just going under lights in our basement, but by the end of the week I’ll have planted onions, scallions, leeks, and shallots. In a couple of weeks I’ll add celery and parsley, and then as the calendar flips to April we quickly outgrow our basement and make the move to our greenhouse as we ramp up production. Spring is just around the corner!
Also, I wanted to thank you all for your support this season! We sold out far earlier than we ever have and had our highest retention rate of returning members that we’ve ever had, and we’re so grateful for how you’ve stood up for local food and our community in the midst of so much uncertainty. We can’t wait to start planting and work towards feeding your family this summer.
I will follow up with more updates in the upcoming months. By May I’ll send you more specific plans on picking up your box and how the CSA will operate this year.
Thanks again for your support! Talk to you soon.