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Spring in action

Updated: Apr 8, 2022

I don't know about you, but I'm going to focus on the warm sunny days we've had this week, and not on the last couple of wintery snow storms we experienced. I have a good feeling that April is going to be great! Ok let's be real. I'm really, REALLY hoping that April will be brighter, sunnier, warmer and all of that wonderful spring time goodness.

No matter the crazy weather outside, we've been busy little bees over here! We're so pleased with ourselves, having transplanted out all 6 of our High Tunnels by the first week of April! High Fives to our spring team! Right now, if you stroll through our Tunnels, you'd find little lettuce, spinach, beet and carrot seedlings! We'll be enjoying delicious local salads around the first week of May. And fingers crossed that those beets and carrots will be ready to fill your first few Food Baskets! YUM! Let the growing begin!

Our Propagation Greenhouses are also filling up with little tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, chard, kale, broccoli and herbs such as parsley, fennel, tarragon, thyme, marjoram and oregano. Every week, we're seeding something new! This is to ensure that we're able to deliver a Food Basket that has a wide variety of fresh, local and tasty veggies.

Spring is not only about seeds, but also about projects and getting organized. Currently, there's three of us working bees here on the farm! We're planning our field crops, what will be planted where and when. We're adjusting our wash station after renovations last year so that things run a little smoother.

We're stocking up our pack station with all the bags, bins and crates we need. We're fixing and updating our irrigation lines in case we have a dry summer. We're doing research on pest control and soil fertility. And we're having a grand old time doing it! If I was going to be perfectly honest with you all, this spring is the first spring in the last number of years that I feel really excited and thrilled to be farming! The long healing process that burnout requires is showing signs of glorious change! :)

So to sum up, things are happening around Soleil's Farm, and when our morning field crew joins us around the first of May, we'll be ready to hit the fields running! :)

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