Saturday, June 6, 2009

Season 2009 - Week 1 - Farm Notes

Hello Folks,
The farm share begins anew -- time to savor the crispness of fresh veggies, the array of summer's colors and good eatin'. We have been busy in the fields prepping the soil for seeding and transplanting. There are already so many plants in the ground -- some of you got a sneak peak at potato and leek planting. Thanks to all you who helped out!

Some changes over the winter include a slightly larger field (we are leasing a few more acres than before), a slightly larger crew (six full time in addition to me and Benjamin, and three part timers), several new pieces of farm equipment and two more pick-up sites. This growth reflects an increase of about 30% as compared with our production last year.

Several folks have asked me recently how the global financial downturn has effected the farm - and I have responded with cautious confidence that since our "investments" are limited to soil fertility we have nothing to worry about. Of course that isn't completely true. But, people need to eat and we love to grow food, so I think Hearty Roots Farm is in good shape for years to come!

Enjoy the harvest,

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