This weekend turned us officially into calendar spring, and this year the calendar seems to be right on. The fields are free of snow, the greenhouse is heated as much by the sun as by the heater, and seedlings are sprouting up to fill soil blocks with green.
Our days are increasingly filling up with the physical work of farming, a welcome transition from winter office work. Here’s what I love about springtime:
~the smell of potting soil
~the meditative quality of seeding as seeds drop into soil blocks
~the immensity of a handful of seeds and knowing these will transform into plants and food and so much nourishment
We had fun at Skinny Pancake last Friday, meeting some new members and talking with more folks interested in the CSA. With spring officially here and your future harvests sprouting up, we invite you to renew your CSA membership (or join for the first time!) for 2016.
NOFA Vermont Farm Share Program applications for subsidized shares are available now! To receive a CSA share at 1/2 off, visit the NOFA website to sign up.
Are you growing your own garden this year? If so, the Farm Stand Creditmay fit your needs rather than a full CSA share. Farm Stand Credit gives you 10% off your Good Heart vegetable purchases and lets you shop for just the items you want. This is designed for folks who may grow some of their food, or who may be traveling for some of the summer and can’t commit to the 18 week CSA. Learn more and sign up on our website.
Thank you for your support in our endeavor toward a community supported farm! There are many ways to structure a farm, and we chose CSA because more than anything, our purpose and passion is found in growing community. We hope you’ll join us for the 2016 CSA season!
In Good Heart,
Katie and Edge
Are you growing kale this year? Read Katie’s latest blog post for High Mowing Organic Seeds on how to grow bountiful kale all season long. Crop Talk: Growing Kale at Good Heart Farmstead