Now that we have made it to mid April, winter has finally released its’ hold upon the fields and we have begun our Spring routine of hauling compost with minerals and tilling the soils . We have had a few opportune days and have even gotten some early seeding done. The Garlic that was planted last fall is greening up nicely and we have even gotten a nice stand of lettuce planted out into the fields.
April 12th marks the last day to order a 24 week CSA share from the farm. However, we will still accept 20 week CSA share purchases till May 15. You can find the application for download here on this site, just go to the application page and download the forms needed.
Farm markets are slated to open the last Saturday in April at Lynchfield Park; hours 9-12noon , we’re planning on having at least veggie plants for the home gardener, green onions, fresh eggs, meats, bake goods and hopefully some other greenery. even with the late start we had this spring, it is amazing how quickly the growing season can catch up!
With March comes the real catalyst to get things growing! In February we opened the greenhouses and began our early plantings and germination tests. However, it is with March you begin to feel the ergency of the impending season. Soon we’ll be spreading compost & minerals upon the fields and shortly there after preparing our first seed beds for the season, by the end of this month there will already be visual signs of the first harvest of spring. Our CSA application season is also in full swing, early discounts are still available, so please check out our CSA application page when interested. We are also taking applications now for volunteers and apprenticeships for those interested in helping out on the farm. Opportunities are open to all people. College and High School students can use their experiences here with the farm for Community Service Credit Credits.
Though there may be snow out side, with in is a sense that spring is fast approaching and wer’re excited for the new season of growth that is to come!
It’s that time of year again when farmers begin to plan for spring. Currently we are pouring over seed catalogs yield records from last year, and devising our planting strategy for the coming season. It is also time to reserve CSA shares for 2013. Many have signed up already and we’re getting inquiries every day. Please check out our CSA info on this web site & contact us if your curious about sharing with the farm this season!
This year we are trying something New! We are continuing to have the Harvest House open Thursday afternoons for those who need eggs! With the expansion of the farm in the last couple of years, we have also expanded our layer capacity there by making fresh eggs available all year round. So stop up on Thursdays!. While your here we will also continue to offer (if available)winter storage crops as long as they last. We still have a good supply of winter squashes & red potatoes. Until the nights get exceedingly cold we’ll also have greens like Kale, Swiss Chard.
New CSA applications are currently on line , and Markets will resume in the April of 2013, so watch for updates.
Fall is upon us: The days are shortening and the cool of the evening is evident, apples & cider are on the mind. Yes, fall is upon us there is still much to do and offer to you all here on the farm. Fall Greens & Winter Squashes are now available, we have a good supply of apples and potatoes, onions, and this year it looks like we’ll have a nice selection of root crops into November. Watch for updates, with the farm markets closing the second Saturday in November, we’ll still be selling at our farm in the barn on Thursdays from 2-5pm starting in November. OurFarm is Located 4mi North of Greensburg right off Rt 66 just across from Mary”s Tastyland. So come out & pay us a visit!
The volunteers of the CSA have been a great help on the farm and in distribution; harvesting ,washing & packing their weekly share of produce. They even have helped in some of the mulching this season! As the farmer, I have been aiding & encouraging all of them, while there has been little time to rest between cultivation, preparing new beds for planting and machinery maintenance, and of course offering our fresh picked produce to all of you who generously support us!
The Farm Markets are in full swing till Saturday November13th. We even occationally have free food demo’s using the markets local products!! You can find our organic veggies at these locations
Tuesdays: Greensburg Museum of American Art – North Main Street Greensburg – Hours 3-6pm
Thursdays: Our Farm Stand on Route 66 North (across from Mary’s Tasty land) - Hours 3-6pm
(after October we’ll be set up in our barn 2-5pm)
Saturdays: Lynchfield Park & Aerobic Center, Rt 119 north in Greensburg by the Sheetz- Hours 9am-noon