January 18th, 2024
We hope you’ve been able to stay nice and warm this week despite the freezing temperatures! We were able to do a preliminary walk around the farm to assess the post-freeze situation. In the field, everything left uncovered was completely frozen (as expected). We’ll be spending the next few days trimming some crops that have the highest probability of bouncing back and culling others to begin making space for spring planting which will happen in the next 5-6 weeks.
Overall, everything that was covered in our tunnels looks great! The return of the sun on Tuesday made it nice and warm and really helped our crops. We estimate that it was at least 30 degrees warmer in the tunnels than outside! The veggies growing in the tunnels will help carry us through some leaner weeks until we can get a succession of late winter/early spring crops planted and eventually harvested.
Since we didn’t experience any power outages, we were able to keep the heater running in our greenhouse at night. During the day, we were able to rely on passive heating from the sunshine. Overall, everything in the greenhouse looks great, including our tomato seedlings (above)! Moving forward, we will have limited offerings at the Farm Stand over the next few weeks as we bounce back. We highly recommend taking advantage of these beautiful heads of broccoli while you can because we won’t be planting anymore until the fall. For a full list of what is available this week, scroll down to the bottom of the post.
Upcoming Farm Events:
Next Farmers Market: Saturday, January 20th from 9am-1pm
Currently in Season at the Farm Stand: Cabbage, Lettuce, Radicchio, Kale, Collards, Swiss Chard, Spinach, Broccoli, Fennel, Turnips, Carrots, and Beets.