Planting Begins!

We are thankful for every sunny day we get as the ground is drying out after winter. Things are now dry enough to start planting some cold hardy transplants out! All our leeks and onions are now in the ground. Greenhouses are also starting to be seeded in preparation for our first harvests in June.

Spring Seedlings

Despite the 3″ of wet snow we woke up to today our seedlings are well underway and starting to spill over out of our sun room! We are slowly beginning their transition outside to the seedling house and as weather permits to the fields. It is always a touch and go time of year as…

Spring Sunrise

I had to share this amazing spring morning lighting! The sun streaming through the new leaves almost looked like fall colors! Glorious morning to be alive!

Spring Volunteers

A group of students from Truthville Christian Academy in Grandville, NY visited the farm and helped out tremendously this month! We planted over 600ft of potatoes, manured and weeded several hundred feet of beds and spread chips on the paths in both greenhouses and strawberry beds! They were an awesome help! Thanks everyone!

First Distribution of 2018!

June 6th marked the first distribution of 2018! With 100% of our available shares sold and over 45% of them part of the ‘share-the-shares’ program we were thrilled to start the season in such a way. In addition to the normal spring items of lettuce and scallions, we also included a bag of blue popcorn!…

Maple Syrup 2018

This year was a record setting year! We tapped out the earliest we ever have on February 18th. The 300 taps produced enough sap to make a record breaking 68 gallons (previous record was 60)! With this sweet season now over we are still waiting for the rest of the snow to melt so we…

Charred Rhubarb Compote

Another farm share season and another year of delicious food! We hope you enjoy the many tasty recipes to come! Ingredients 1 1⁄2 lb. rhubarb, trimmed and sliced 1⁄4” thick 1 1⁄2 cups sugar 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise, seeds scraped and reserved 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice Instructions Heat oven broiler. Arrange rhubarb in…

Mud-luscious

In Just – by E.E. Cummings in Just- spring     when the world is mud – luscious the little lame balloonman whistles far and wee and eddieandbill come running from marbles and piracies and it’s spring when the world is puddle-wonderful the queer old balloonman whistles far and wee and bettyandisbel come dancing from hop-scotch and…

Last of the Sugaring

Today wrapped up the last of the maple sugar collecting for the season. Although it was a strange year weather-wise, it has been a record one for the amount of syrup we made. Even though the sap is still running we had the help and beautiful weather to make pulling the buckets and taps a…

Spring Planting

Spring planting is well underway! The temperature looks promising well into June, so we are in crazy planting mode. Probably 50% or more of the crops are already in the ground. Perfectly timed spring rains are also helping with the process! We are thankful for the Lord’s good provision.

Sweet Season (Part II)

The sugaring season has wrapped up so this is a recap. It turned into an over-flowing year as we ran out of wood, ambition and the sap is still running! Interestingly the syrup went from light to dark and then began lightening again! Lots of hands made quick work of collecting, boiling, pulling the taps,…

Green Sprouts

Even though it is the first week of March, seedlings are beginning to spring up in our basement. Onions are first on the list, 16 flats of various onions varieties bask in the grow lights and the warmth of the heat mats. Spring…here we come!