Here we are, looking at the end of April already! As some of you know, April is our month were we forego markets and completely focus on preparing the fields, crops, equipment, buildings, and people for the season ahead. We've made big strides this last week in all of these areas. Our field manager Adam has continued to prepare the fields, in between rain showers, for summer squash, tomatoes, corn, and beans. The whole crew has helped to transplant over 7000 corn plants and 5000 green bean plants this week alone. Seth and Jen, who have experience in irrigation, worked hard to get water to all of these crops promptly. Tractors and implements are receiving spring maintenance, and buildings are also being deep cleaned and repaired.
We welcomed two more apprentices this week, Burch and Jonathan started work on Tuesday. Our apprentice team for the season is complete, and we've been taking time nearly every day to orient and train all our new team mates. It feels great to have everyone here.
Our new flock of chickens arrived last week. They are settling in
beautifully, getting a bit more confident in their house, and starting
to expect tasty treats when they see us. Jared made a farm wide
announcement this week when he found the first egg! We hope to have enough to sell pullet eggs in a couple weeks.
We head back to the Dupont Circle Market next week! The crops have been growing really well! We will have: red and green head lettuce, it looks and tastes spectacular, basil, arugula, red radishes, french breakfast radishes, spinach, cilantro, and kale for certain. I look forward to seeing you again!