It may feel like winter outside, but inside seedlings are popping up through the soil.
Early tomatoes, spinach, lettuce, celery, onions, leeks, and herbs have all been seeded. Today we’re starting on the next round, and by next week we’ll be full steam ahead into seeding season.
This time of year is filled with possibility and restraint at once. A big box of seeds contain the coming season’s future harvests, the sun shines and heats the greenhouse like a summer day, while outside snowy fields and cold wind keep us in check.
Sweet over-wintered spinach helps feed our spring appetite for green. If you’re looking for fresh greens, too, you can find our spinach at Tulsi Tea Room and, starting again next Thursday, spinach and mesclun mix at the Skinny Pancake in Montpelier.
Spring also has us craving bitters, and we’ve taken to drinking roasted dandelion root lattes in the afternoon, to quell our caffeine intake and wake up our guts with all the plant goodness.
What do you do to get ready for spring? What foods are you dreaming of?
Whatever part of summer has your heart, we hope you’ll join us for another delicious season.
The Good Heart CSA starts the first week of June, but don’t wait—the deadline to sign up for a share is May 1.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the upfront cost, take advantage of the payment plans, or check out the NOFA-VT Farm Share Program to see if you qualify for a subsidized share.
(and remember, with the 10% discount built into the CSA, you’ll be getting fresh, local food for as little as .89 cents/day)
As always, if you have any questions, please do email or call us.
We so look forward to growing food for you this summer!
In Good Heart,
Kate and Edge