Communication, that is what I have been researching over the past months: how to promote what we offer as well as encouraging a community discussion. Facebook feels raw to me, it is too public though I may head in that direction. Feedback on how we are designing our new farm market and greenhouse would be awesome but it is a bit awkward since we don’t have a true way for a roundtable discussion.
I would love to expand the theme of jams, jellies and pickles – I found a recipe for dandelion jelly! Imagine! Now there is a reason to harvest all the bright yellow blossoms instead of pulling out some nasty spray thinking to rid the planet of loveliness. There are oodles of other interesting discoveries that may be worthwhile acting upon…if they can be put into practice outside of the books I read.
An apron is a must for serious work in the kitchen or shop. I’ve been pondering who could model, other than using ourselves, to show off our selection of aprons and hey ho! I found her! Right outside my front door with her pitcher of nectar in hand. Haha. You should recognize Hebe. Check out “photos” on the menu bar, click on aprons, and you will get a short slide show. There are many more styles to capture, but the sun, clouds, wind and rain (snow?) need to be in their respective places.
Our spinach crop is the best ever and will be ready to harvest in about a week. Give me a call if you are interested in buying some. If I were to chronicle each “aha” or “oops” moment with every crop we plant, it would feel like a rough sea. Oh my goodness. We use soil blocks, some the size of dice, to germinate the longer maturing plants to give them a jump on the season. These are all carefully tucked in under lights beginning in January with the leeks. Fortunately, most crops germinate and mature well but its the ones that don’t, which are some of the profound mysteries to life.
We’ve been asked to provide produce for a September wedding! Whoopee for the lovely bride, the happy groom and the sweet carrots from 4 blocks away! Now that is a model that can be followed: a way to support regenerative localized agricultural.