Having more free time in the winter means long walks with the dogs at the end of the day. I treasure this time so much because once the farm work really gets cranking in the Spring, the pace doesn’t slow much until November. In December, the days are too short; once we finish with farm work its almost dark. Plus there’s an exhaustion that’s built up over the season, so walking at the end of the work day just doesn’t have the same appeal. So January and February are our months to stop working by 5 so there’s enough time to enjoy the golden winter light that’s left in the day. Its glorious.
As the day length gets just a bit longer every day, we are seeing more growth on our many seedlings in the new greenhouse. Kale, spinach, lettuce, green onions, broccoli and cabbage will be transplanted out into the hoophouses and fields in the coming weeks. We’re seeding carrots, beets and turnips in the hoophouses. Peppers, eggplant, and basil have been seeded. This week the big project is planting out our 6000 onion transplants.
On Farm Market
This Wednesday morning will be our last winter market. Our regular market season will resume on Wednesday, April 5th. We will then be open every Wednesday from 9-12 April through December.
On April 5th, we’ll also have plenty of transplants for sale such as tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, herbs, and flowers!
CSA begins in April
We are currently letting our previous members secure their spot for the upcoming CSA season. On March 1st, we’ll open up memberships to new members. If you are interested in joining for the first time, see our website for details and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on the list for a reminder about signing up in March.
This week at market, we’ll have:
Veggies: Microgreens, Spinach, Kale, Collards, Lettuce, Rainbow Chard, Watermelon Radish, Carrots- lots of carrots!, ‘Scarlet Queen’ brilliant red Turnips, Purple Top Turnips, Green Onions, and Baby Fennel
Pork: Ground Sausage, Link Sausage, Chops, Butts, Ribs, Smoked Hocks, and Lard for your wintertime biscuit making needs
Herbal Tinctures- All herbs grown here and extracted with organic cane alcohol:
Holy Basil, aka Tulsi (improves the health of the adrenal system, the system that’s in charge of managing your body’s hormonal response to stress.)
Turmeric (anti-inflammatory and immune boosting)
Elderberry (anti-viral= good for the current cold and flu season that is upon us!)
And Eggs from Turntime Farms in Ellerslie
Take good care,
Jenny + Chris