Farming season well under way! Time to sign-up! Announcing Johanna's Plant Sale
Fox Creek Farm CSA Newsletter, week of April 15, 2021
In this newsletter:
We're back in the fields. The 2021 growing season is on the way!
Johanna's Annual Plant Sale
There is always something magical about plowing the first fields for the new season. Cover crops turn under, making space for the new market crop. Creating new opportunities. For fine-tuning our fertility management. For some new varieties to grow and come to harvest. Or to catch just this perfect mix of growing weather, with just the right amounts of rain and sunshine.
Plowing the ground, or filling a seedling tray with a fresh batch of potting mix gives you that chance to 'start over'. To take into account the lessons learned in years past. To bring the farm and the farming yet to another level. And for farmers like ourselves, that's truly exciting!
The first seeds are in the ground - and with the greenhouse starting to overflow, we'll be setting the first transplants by next week. We're glad to have welcomed back Richard and Barryton, who returned from Jamaica for another season working with us. And as it looks right now, all our other 2020 employees will be coming back this summer, to help pack and deliver the harvests.
The sign-ups for this season are going strong. The weather has been cooperative. We've gotten our first COVID vaccines. Maybe we're all moving in the direction of some kind of "normal" normal?
We're looking forward to sharing the fruits of our labor with you,
Raymond and Sara
The 2021 shares are almost sold out!
If you enjoyed the home deliveries of our exceptional produce last year, and have not yet purchased a share for 2021, we urge you to do so now.
For reasons of farm sustainability, we are limiting the 2021 membership to 450 shares, and at the time of writing, only 32 shares remain available (with 176 members from 2020 who have not signed up yet).
We're just saying: reserve your share now to avoid disappointment! Sign-up online, or mail in the membership form (both on the website, link below).
Johanna's plant sale is back! Proceeds help finance my horse passion. I've been growing healthy transplants in the farm's greenhouse for the past 6 years. Through the plant sale I can pay for my horseback riding lessons, and the care for my Haflinger pony, Bob (he came with that name).
As last year, pre-orders are due by May 10. Minimum order is $ 25. And the pick-up will be by appointment here on the farm in the weekend of May 23-24, just in time for the a Memorial Day planting weekend!
The order form with detailed instructions is available online (link below).