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First Box & Composting

Posted on May 30th, 2024 by Shelli and Paul Meulemans

Part of the reason we raise sheep is so that we can have a great fertility source for our fields. This week I finally cleaned out their winter paddock and got it all in pile for composting. This will make great compost for later produce growing. It is exciting to me as a farmer to make large volumes of compost, not simply because I can see the black material as a result, but in this way I know that the nutrients and biology in that material will be ready and able to stimulate fantastic plant growth anywhere we spread it.

Most crops on the farm are looking quite stellar, but we took a gamble this spring with an entire field of early cauliflower, broccoli, and cabbage planting super early into fall laid mulch. Unfortunately, those crops will be in limited supply this spring due to too wet of a spring for cultivation and a hard frost that set them back majorly. We will try our best to stay positive, we think that we will have a ton of great produce for you all!

The first few boxes are always greens-heavy.  Greens for fresh eating and for cooking- with some new ones to try like komatsuna! If you don’t like greens much, feel free to skip. A seasonal favorite this week is garlic scapes! We get one scape per garlic plant and they are so delicious lightly sautéed. Spring treat. Things are a bit earlier this year including the rhubarb which is already past its prime and so not for boxes this spring. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at or text/call Shelli at 269-277-3621!