Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Farm Update

Down on the Farm

It feels like spring!  Ok, we know snow is predicted for Friday, but let's not think about that now.  We have made a promise to ourselves that we will not plant a thing until April because of past experiences, but when we have a few days like today it makes it tough to hold back.

The guy who grows our organic veggie plants in Delaware called us last week and said all the spring plants were ready to pick up.  I told him we still had snow on the ground and the ground was frozen solid.  He said he could hold them for another week or two, but he couldn't stop them from growing.  Duh.  We are starting a lot of our summer plants ourselves.

Our produce CSA is filled for the year.  Our chicken CSA still has a few spots left.  Our market is still in self serve mode for eggs and honey.  Our first produce item of the year is usually asparagus. The spears start popping around Orioles opening day, but this year we already have organically grown Jerusalem Artichokes available at $6 per pound.  If you haven't tried them before, the artichokes are potato or turnip like, only a bit sweeter.  We  will package them in pound bags and put them in the egg cooler so you can grab and go.

We're excited about supplying another restaurant this season.  One World Cafe, a popular vegetarian/vegan restaurant and cafe near Johns Hopkins University will be serving our organically grown produce.  It's a great spot.  If you are on University Parkway and hungry, stop in.

We can't wait to get the first plants and seeds in the ground.  It won't be long, well, depending on Friday's snow and the never ending winter of 2015.