Planting seeds for the coming year

We hope you are enjoying the winter months and finding some rest in the shorter days.  I find that farming has given me a deep appreciation for the ebb and flow of the seasons, and I am glad to receive the time to rest my body.  At the same time, I am dreaming of green, and ready to go!  Jesse is working on some renovations to the seed starting house, and intending to begin planting seeds in the next couple weeks.  Onion seed will be the first to sow inside, followed by beets and carrots under tunnels in the field.

Before all of our energy shifts to planting seeds, caring for them and life back outdoors, we are using the gift of winter to spread the word about the coming season, educate ourselves, and build our team.

There are so many facets to my love of the CSA model, one of which is it’s ability to bring together a team of those supporting a common cause.  It is so inspiring to me that we can support each other in creating local and healthy food systems with such ease.  It is so simple!  Local farms growing food and delivering to local communities, on porches and at community centers.  This is really knowing where your food comes from and reforging an ancient connection that I believe nurtures not only our bodies, but our hearts and souls.

We don’t each need to grow our own food.  But we all eat, and receiving food that is grown chemical free, and knowing where it came from is such a gift.  Especially in a world where the food production system can be somewhat dysfunctional.  We do not need to consume the gasoline it takes to get a tomato from California, when they are growing all around us, in season of course.

In joining this team, you not only receive an abundance of produce you beets can trust was picked fresh and grown locally, but you support the livelihood of a small farm and continue diversified and sustainable agriculture into the future, alive and well.

We hope you can join us for the 2013 CSA!  As the winter allows us more time indoors to prepare for the season, we appreciate your early enrollment and reservation for spring deliveries.  We hope in the coming weeks to be off the computer and in the greenhouse, planting the seeds to fill your share.

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