Hope you’re enjoying this perfect spring weather. Here at the farm it’s been beautiful and cool and dry, but only for a few days so far. We have had a great time taking advantage of this brief dry spell, getting lots planted and transplanted. Now we’re hoping for at least another couple of days before the next rain.
It’s been so beautiful here that our crew has been inspired to put some gorgeous pictures on Instagram. I know many of you are not on Instagram, and I was not either until recently, but it’s a great place to see very recent pictures of what’s going on at the farm. I discovered that it’s easy to get on Instagram and there’s no need to have many contacts there. You only need to see pictures of people you care about. In my case that’s only the farm, and my family members, and I never do any posting myself, so I’m just a spectator. It’s great.
We’ve now had two Saturdays and two Tuesday markets, along with five Sundays, and they’ve almost all been great days for us. Thanks a lot for coming back to us for our new season, our 48th! We are very aware of how many newer farmers markets you have near you nowadays, so that makes us appreciate your loyalty more!
I’ve heard lots of kind reports about how good the strawberries and tomatoes, etc. have been. Those tomatoes are such a treat! Grown in a greenhouse by our friends and neighbors near Greencastle, PA, who really know how to enrich the soil to make those tomato plants happy. It’s so complex! We’ve been trying ourselves for almost 50 years to create that special kind of fertility. It’s elusive, but worth the effort if you love tomato flavor as much as I do.
June is a great month for the markets. More delicious new stuff appears each week. Snap peas this next time, then cherries, then apricots then peaches then blueberries—on and on! Enjoy them all, and keep giving us feedback! Let us know what you love (or not!).
See you Saturday!