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The Farm, the First Week of April

Posted on April 2nd, 2019 by Janet Aardema

Hello from your vegetable farmers! 
We're welcoming in April and feeling grateful for the bit of a dry spell we have gotten. There's a lot of work in the fields that we can't do unless the soil is dry enough. Plus...the company that put up our new deer fence three weeks ago could only finish 75% of it due to wet ground. It is hopefully obvious that 75% of a fence will not keep out deer. :) So, we are getting field work done as quickly as we can before more rains come, and we are really hoping that the lowest, wettest ground on our fence line will be dry at a time the fence builders are available to swing back by and finish. May the stars please align! 

Meanwhile, our harvest for you is still coming out of our hoophouses. (See one pictured above.) We are waiting on root crops to mature, and babying our fruiting crops (tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, etc.) to make it through the spring. (They won't be ready for harvest until another 4-12 weeks, depending on the crop.) Lots and lots of plants are growing, and some are dying. This is how it always goes! 

Thank you for prioritizing this food in your life and following along with how the farm changes over the season!


Janet & Dan