This Week at the Farm: Sowing Seeds for the Season
This is our last newsletter of the winter (spring begins next week!). Preparations for the upcoming season are moving along nicely; Opening Day is only 6 weeks away, which means work is ramping up here and the greenhouses are buzzing with activity.
TOMATOES GET AN EARLY START
Taylor, Sam, and Mayah recently grafted hundreds of tomato plants that will get planted in one of our greenhouses in early April. The tomatoes – red slicers – are usually ready to be harvested in early June, and the plants will produce fruit even into August.
While we wait for delicious, fresh summer tomatoes, try making this winter chili recipe with your preserved tomatoes.
What else can you look forward to? Fresh organic produce, beautiful cut flower bouquets, farm-made meals… Put your daydreaming on hold and sign up for a CSA! We have a variety of options available: pick-your-own bouquets, Friday Night Dinners, and CSA Cards.
Parents and caregivers: if you’re still looking for something for your kids to do this summer and working on summer plans, now is the time to register your kids (ages 6-11) for our Summer Day Camp. It’s already over 80% full and filling up fast! **Scholarships are available. Contact us for more info.
For ages 14+, check out our Junior Counselor program. It’s perfect for any young adult who enjoys working with elementary-aged children and is eager to grow as a leader and mentor.
We’re also looking for educators to join our team for the season: Summer Camp Educators and Support Staff (June to August) and a Lead Educator (May to October).
Although it may seem like your gardens are at a complete standstill right now, there’s actually a fair amount for you to do in March: pruning trees, sowing slow-growing flowers, and covering or tamping down perennials that have heaved out of the ground. Get tips from UVM Extension Horticulturist Leonard Perry and renowned Horticulturist Charlie Nardozzi here.
GARDENING TIPS: SUCCULENTS
Until spring and warmer weather are here, you can fill your gardening void with beautiful houseplants. Succulents are easy to care for, super cute, and fun to propagate. We wrote a blog post about succulent care! Read it here.