Checking in With Our Flock
January 3rd, 2023
Remember the new flock we added to the farm back in September? They’re fully feathered and about 4.5 months old already! They love to explore outside their coop during the day and enjoy eating any bugs they can find. They’re also incredibly fond of the leafy greens we feed them from the farm. Typically hens will begin laying eggs at around 18-22 weeks of age. Since ours are nearing that range and we’ll be slowly gaining back daylight hours, we expect to see the first eggs very soon. We’ll make sure to keep you updated!
The time has come to start our tomato seeds in the greenhouse! Our goal is to plant nine rows of tomatoes this year. We’ll be dedicating three rows to cherry varieties, three rows to slicers, two rows to paste and sauce varieties, and one for experimenting. We’ll be planting some of our reliable favorites like Granadero and Sungold but we’ll also be trying out some new varieties! One of the experimental tomatoes we’re eager to try this year is the “black strawberry”. It yields cocktail sized tomatoes that are mottled with hues of scarlet, gold, and purple and have a flavor with hints of grape and plum.
After a brief holiday break, the farmers market returns this Saturday, January 7th! In addition to the organic veggies at our farm stand, you can browse from a selection of local vendors. We share the vendors for each market every Friday on our Instagram account so make sure to follow along to see who will be joining us! If you’re looking for other ways to visit the farm, consider attending our next Meet the Farm Tour or Bird Walk! Both of these events are open to the public, free of charge, and are a great way to experience the seasonal shifts on the farm from month to month. You’ll find the dates, times, and links to sign up below!
Farmers Market on Saturday, January 7th from 8am-noon
Bird Walk on Sunday, January 15th at 9am (reserve your spot here!)
Meet the Farm Tour on Sunday, January 29th at 1:30pm (reserve your spot here!)
Currently in Season at the Farm Stand: Carrots, Hakurei Turnips, Watermelon Radishes, Beets, Brussels Sprouts, Kale, Collard Greens, Swiss Chard, Cabbage, Romaine Lettuce, Bok Choy, and Fennel.