Good to talk to you again. I (and we) miss seeing you every week at market. On the other hand, it’s really nice to have a break to focus on other things without interruption.
By “other things” I mean plowing and planting and transplanting, etc, etc. Lots of strenuous activity! And so far, things are going very well! It’s only the third week of our spring season, so it’s a little early to be overly optimistic, but the weather has been very cooperative: peas are planted and up, lots of spring crops are transplanted, like beets and lettuce and parsley.
In my personal case, since I’m halfway retired, I’m leaving a lot of the work to my Sterling crew and our new Operator and big boss, Jenni Glenister. And they’re doing a great job!
Meanwhile, Moie and I have been working a few days a week, then traveling to DC and Pittsburgh, and Key West, and soon to San Fran. Good times, and relaxing.
Our succession plans are moving forward smoothly. Jenni is taking the reins skillfully and enthusiastically, with the morale-enhancing help of some of you who have invested (see blog about “Turnip Notes”) and with the support of USDA, which has supplied Jenni with a generous, low-interest operating loan. She is leasing all the equipment and real estate from me and Moie, so she’s kind of on her own, while I’m around for guidance when (seldom) needed. I’m loving it!
So thanks for reading this and for putting your email address on our newsletter list, and we’ll be sending the next edition soon. But not TOO soon—we aren’t going to harass you every day the way so many businesses do these days. Just every couple weeks.
Warm wishes, and see you at market in a few weeks!