Farm Update, May 2013
Hello! Things move quickly on the farm this time of year. The past month, Hannah and Faren and I have been busy seeding in the greenhouse, planting salad greens, radishes, and basil in our high tunnels (unheated field greenhouses) and putting baby onions, lettuce, kale, cabbage, kohl rabi, broccoli and cauliflower out in the field. The name of the game this year is "irrigation"; it's been a very dry spring so far. The garlic is growing big and beautiful. We've been tuning up tractors and implements, putting up electric fences (to discourage deer from our enticing salad bar) and getting ready for the beginning of the harvest season.
The best thing about this time of year, if you ask me, is the sun coming up earlier and staying up later. Hearing peeper frogs at night, spring ephemerals in the woods, and all that jazz means that a warmer and lighter season is upon us. (With maybe a snowshower or two before June. We are in Vermont, after all.)
If you'd like to find our vegetables this summer, you can find us every Saturday at the Burlington Farmers Market in City Hall Park. The market runs from 8:30am-2pm, and our stand is located on in the south west side, down the footpath from the fountain.
Starting soon, you will also be able to find our vegetables and herbs at Wake Robin (Shelburne), Barkeaters Restaurant (Shelburne), the Basin Harbor Club (Vergennes), the Hinesburgh Public House (Hinesburgh) and the Skinny Pancake (Burlington, South Burlington, and Montpelier). You can continue to find our pesto at City Market/Onion River Coop and the Burlington Farmers' Market. We're excited to be working with these folks to bring you some of Vermont's freshest and finest produce.
Thanks for reading, and for supporting your local farm!