Posts Tagged ‘spring’

6Apr2016

Chilly beans to chili beans

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Chilly beans to chili beans

It was cold and raw and windy and quiet all at once today. Felt like a perfect day to do our first field tilling and seeding of favas and peas. They’ll sit in the ground quietly and enjoy the hull-softening rain that tomorrow and the next couple of days will bring.Then, when the days warm up in about 10 days, they’ll stretch their arms and give a mighty push… Read More

10May2015

Spring 2015 Has Sprung!

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Spring 2015 Has Sprung!

We have officially been on the right side of Winter now for a bit, and as I was diligently potting up my tiny tomatoes into larger pots, destined for the ground in a couple of weeks, it occurred to me that – we completely missed Mud Season this year! Ah, mud season – that oh so Vermonty time of year when it seems that Mother Nature hasn’t laughed enough at us… Read More

29Mar2015

Food is Relationships

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Food is Relationships

It’s early Spring, and I can’t help but think about the very first harvest of microgreens, coming up at the end of the week! Microgreens harvesting the first week of every April gets me all sentimental… Read More

31Mar2013

We’ve turned the corner!

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Spring has officially sprung, we are marching towards the longest day of the year, and light is everywhere! I love when we turn the corner officially from Winter to Spring, when the seasons wrestle with each other for control – wet snowstorm here, warm sunshiny day there; cool cloudy day here, sprouting green things there… even though we all know that Spring will win this rubberband fight… Read More

9Jun2011

I’d Rather Be Farming…

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I'd Rather Be Farming...

It has been an incredible month, an incredible Spring. It has been a Spring that has seemingly been trying at every turn to keep us from farming! There was the flooding, then there was the saturated ground. Then there was the flooding again, then the project we didn’t anticipate that has gobbled up weeks and weeks of our time. Then there was the dry incredible week that gave us hope and made us able to get a tractor on the ground to prepare our beds (finally!), no matter 6 weeks late… Read More

7May2011

Renewal: Spring, Soul and Friendships

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Renewal: Spring, Soul and Friendships

They say Spring is a time of renewal – but for us this year, Spring has been a time of uncertainty, potential destruction, stress, lifting of our souls, and renewing friendships. Read More

11Apr2011

Spring Shuffle, or The Hesitation Blues

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Spring Shuffle, or The Hesitation Blues

Maybe it was the long winter. Maybe it’s because we’re all done ordering/receiving seeds. Maybe it’s because we haven’t had enough sun quite yet. Maybe it’s because we have finished putting the plastic on the Haygrove. Whatever it is, I am feeling like Mother Nature won’t just let us go ahead and have Spring. As a result of this rubberband-y weather, I can’t get that great song Hesitation Blues out of my head these days – “How long have I got to wait, or can I get you now, or must I hesitate?” Come on Spring – you can trust us! We’re ready! Read More

22Feb2011

Seeds! Seeds! Seeds!

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Seeds! Seeds! Seeds!

On this happiest of days, February 22nd, sunny and bright (and 3ºF outside), I am farming! Not in the soil, but in my mind. This time of year, our days are filled with tasks that no customers ever witness, but definitely benefit from. A sample list of what we’re doing these days: seed ordering, seed organizing, meeting with our chefs and accounts, researching pest management strategies, plotting our greenhouse seeding schedules, plotting our field seeding/planting schedules, researching how to grow better microgreens, reading agricultural reports, reading farming books for research and pleasure, processing Food Club payments, and literally dreaming at night about that first day at the farm when I get to take off my shoes and sink my toes into the newly tilled, fluffy, and deliciously cool soil (I seriously did dream that last night!)… Read More

6Jun2010

Plants In, Season Underway!

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Plants In, Season Underway!

What a great past couple of weeks! We have accomplished the monumental planting of our tomato, eggplant and pepper crops! All 1,020 tomatoes are in and looking lovely! This task, of course, was preceded by the very dusty chore of moving the huge piece of Lumite into place – It is 24′ x 300′ long, dirty, and incredibly heavy! Read More

16May2010

New Website, Spring Tasks and First Markets!

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french breakfast radishes

We love you, Spring, with your lovely lilac smells, crocus moments and baby creatures hopping about! I, for one, relish these beautiful 60-70 degree days filled with Springtime tasks, muscle soreness and preparations for going to market! We’ve been doing regular deliveries to our friends at The Kitchen Table, Bluebird Tavern, Healthy Living and L’Amante since April 1st, which feels great! We are excited about the prospects of a couple of new accounts in Burlington – including Church & Main over in the old Smokejacks location…. Read More