Spring Break Farm Day Camp and The Spring Planting
March 8th, 2023
Are you looking for an activity-packed nature experience for your kiddos over Spring Break? We highly recommend signing them up for our Spring Break Nature Excursion happening on the farm on Tuesday, March 14th from 9am-noon! This unique day camp allows kids the opportunity to experience the entire ecology of the farm from veggies to our local bird population, and of course, our farm animals. Attendees will also take part in harvesting food for a tasty farm-to-table lunch. The Spring Break Nature Excursion is open to the public and is for children ages 8-12 years. You can secure their spot here!
All of our tomato rows have been planted for the season! We transplanted our tomatoes at the end of February right before the Spring Kickoff Celebration. Once they were in the ground, we pruned off some of the lower branches to improve air flow and reduce disease issues. Additionally, we removed any of their existing flowers to help the plants direct more energy into developing a healthy root system before they start to bloom and set fruit. Now our focus will lie in trellising and pruning over the next several weeks until we begin to harvest!
In addition to our tomatoes, we planted the first big wave of spring crops last week. We now have 8 rows of peppers in the ground (pictured below) in addition to 2 cucumber rows, 2 green bean rows, and 4 summer squash rows. That’s a lot of delicious food! Though all of these crops were transplanted at the same time, we’ll see our zucchini and patty pan squashes produce fruit first followed closely by our cucumbers. We are most excited to see the return of cucumbers and green beans, how about you?!
Farmers Markets this month: March 11th, 18th, and 25th from 9am-1pm
Farm Explorers: Kids Spring Break Nature Excursion on Tuesday, March 14th from 9am-12pm (get tickets here)
Bird & Nature Walk on Sunday, March 19th from 9-10am (sign up here)
Meet the Farm Tour on Sunday, March 26th from 1:30-2pm (sign up here)
Currently in Season at the Farm Stand: Cauliflower, Broccoli, Rainbow Carrots, Hakurei Turnips, Romaine Lettuce, Red Butterhead Lettuce, Kale, Collard Greens, Mustard Greens, Radicchio, Scallions, Rainbow Chard, Cilantro, Parsley, and Dill.