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Spring Season Kickoff and Tomato Bed Prep

February 15th, 2023

The arrival of spring is always an exciting time on the farm as we’re finally able to transplant our frost sensitive crops like tomatoes and cucumbers in the field. In celebration of the upcoming season, we’d love for you to join us at our Spring Season Kickoff taking place at our Farmers Market on Saturday, February 25th! During the duration of the market from 9am-1pm, you’ll be able to visit with some of our goats and chickens at the Veggie Wagon. From 10-10:30am, we’ll be leading a lovely walking tour through the farm so you can see (and get a taste!) of what’s growing on the farm. And from 11am-12pm, you’ll be able to plant seeds for your very own kitchen herb garden! All of these events are free of charge and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

We planted the first succession of cucumbers and squashes in the greenhouse and as you can see in the photo above, they’re just beginning to germinate! Since cucumbers and squashes are frost sensitive, they won’t be transplanted in the field until March. They’re quick growers so they only need 2-3 weeks in the greenhouse whereas our tomatoes were started back in January! This first round was made up of both slicing and pickling cucumber varieties along with zucchini and patty pan squash.

Preparations for our 9 tomato beds began this week! Once each bed has been shaped and the soil has been amended with organic fertilizer and compost, it is covered with weed fabric as you can see in the photos above and below. Aside from controlling the presence of weeds, this fabric will keep the soil nice and warm for our tomatoes. Since tomatoes are one of the most labor intensive crops due to pruning and trellising, we like to use this fabric to cut out the extra step of weeding. We can’t wait to plant these rows with our tomatoes in early March!

Upcoming Events:

  • Farmers Markets on Saturday February 18th and February 25th from 9am-1pm

  • Bird & Nature Walk on Sunday, February 19th at 9am (reserve your spot here)

  • Spring Season Kickoff at the Farmers Market on Saturday, February 25th from 9am-1pm

  • Seasonal Gardening Series: Warm Season Edition on Sunday, February 26th from 12-1pm (reserve your spot here)

  • Meet the Farm Tour on Sunday, February 26th at 1:30pm (reserve your spot here)

Currently in Season at the Farm Stand: Carrots, Kale, Red Lettuce, Romaine Lettuce, Collard Greens, Napa cabbage, Scallions, Watermelon Radishes, Cilantro, and Parsley.


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