Spring is here, and the farm is coming back to life! We are so excited to see the new life popping up all around us. With the sounds of birds and peepers in the air, we’ve been getting ready for a super bountiful 2021 season. The greenhouse is full to bursting with vibrant young plants ready to move out into the garden over the next month. We have lettuce, spinach, beets, kale, and scallions coming along for our first CSA shares (and the first snap peas have been seeded out in the field!), and many of our long season crops are getting established.
One thing that we’re especially excited about our new U-Pick flower garden. We’ll be planting over 50 different flower varieties and inviting you to come and harvest your own bouquets this year to help us fund our hunger-relief mission, and the baby flowers in the greenhouse are such a joy to care for!
The beautiful sunny weather that we’ve been having has also given us the chance to work on some projects outside of the seedling greenhouse. We’re most of the way through building our brand new and much-improved wash station so that we can get you clean veggies in comfort and style. This weekend will be our first group volunteer project of the season when we gather on Sunday morning to recover our production high-tunnel, and we still have space for a couple of more volunteers! Last but certainly not least, the weather and some new equipment have allowed us to begin our field prep over a month earlier than the previous season!
In addition to maintaining our organic growing practices, LCF is moving to a no-till farming style that will allow us to extend our season and increase our yields over the next few years. Stay tuned for more updates on that.
Happy gardening and good eating from the LCF team!
Glenn, Claire, and Ox