Hello from the farm! Spring seems to have come early this year, at least the spring temps seem to be ahead of schedule. It’s been a great year for fruit bloom, with lots of sunny days, and active bees. We are hoping to see a bumper crop of peaches and cherries as well as more apples that we got last year.
Things are rolling in the garden as well. Planning and planting for 150 shares is vastly different from planting for 10 shares. Kind of hard to convince myself that I need 200′ bed feet of sugar snap peas, when 12′ was enough last year. We are finally winning when it comes to bed prep as well. The wonderful rain we have had has made it slower to get into the areas the pigs went through last fall. In part, this is because the weather has been warmer, and grasses have started growing sooner/faster than usual (or at least faster than I expected). This has necessitated more soil prep than we had planned, but as I said. We are winning! We are still probably about 4 weeks away from our first share delivery, and we still have room! (Click here for the sign up form) We are asking folks go get their deposit in to hold their spot ($200), and to try to get paid in full as soon as they are able.
On the CSA / Farm Share side, we have partnered with some great folks for pick up locations!!! We will have Tuesday pick up available in downtown Marysville! The location is close to the freeway, and we are excited to be able to bring our food to a widening community of friends!!! We also are super excited to have a location in Seattle!!! Just North of Greenlake, and south of Northgate Mall. We are still working out the day of the week that we will be delivering those shares (early sign ups’ can weigh in on that decision). Our web based sign up sheet has been updated to show the two remote pick up locations (no extra fee), and if you have any other comments or questions, please feel free to use the comment field at the end of the sign up for that. You can also print it off and mail it in, or just give us a call, and we can walk through it for you!!!
Our Spring Farm Open House is also in the final planning stages. More info to come on that, and we’ll have that on Facebook and in an email invite, so keep your eyes peeled!!!
Both our dairy does have kidded now, and we are once again enjoying all the fresh milk, cheese and yogurt we can eat! We only had boys this year, but they are still cute, and fun. They will be on hand at the open house, and will be weaned shortly and able to go home with new owners.
Once again, Farm Open House is coming in another couple of weeks, and if you have questions about our CSA Farm Share, Here’s the post that talks all about it. Ready to sign up? Just fill out our order form HERE, and we will invoice you for the deposit!