We begin receiving our seed catalogs in November. The season has begun! We spend November and December making lists of new seeds we’d like to try, reviewing what sold well last year, and creating our seeding plans. This is also the time when we touch base with our chefs and wholesale accounts to see if there’s anything that they’d like us to grow especially for them. This downtime also allows us to relax and catch up on reading, cooking favorite recipes, and visiting with our friends and family. We enjoy the opportunities to ski and take the dogs on walks in the wilderness and to check up on our fields at the Intervale. This is also conference season, and we often speak about our farming experiences and techniques.