April Showers Upon Showers

The Future of Garlic - April Showers Upon Showers

Hello Farm Friends,

April showers indeed!

Our fields are now good and muddy, as they should be at this time of year. With the warm dry weather we’ve had, I’m pleased this rain is watering some early beds of peas, carrots and greens that I was able to sneak in early and I’m crossing my fingers we won’t be dealing with as many forest fires this Summer.

Although I can’t get into the wet fields right now, I’ve been busy inside the greenhouse. Lots of seedlings are happily growing and as the trays multiply each week, I’m keenly aware that there will be much to plant out come May! 

I will need more hands.

As many of you know, I’ve been lucky to have Sonora helping me on the farm over the past few seasons, but having found a permanent job last Fall, she won’t be able to return this Summer.

That means I’m hiring.

Sofie, who also helped out last season has agreed to return once school is out and we have had some other great candidates apply, but if you know anyone who you think might be the perfect person for the job please send them my way and if you can share our job posting with your networks that would be much appreciated. I need to make a decision soon!

Speaking of sharing with your networks, we still have a few shares available for the upcoming season so do spread the word.

If you were a member in season’s past and haven’t had a chance to sign-up yet please do, the sooner people sign-up the more I can focus my energies on the busy Spring season without fretting about marketing. 

A big welcome to the new folks who have joined us, if you didn’t receive our welcome email please get in touch as it may have gone into your junk folder.

Because I didn’t have plans for any early markets this year I didn’t plant any extra-early greenhouse crops. Thanks to the mild Winter, the garlic in the greenhouse didn’t get the memo so we have lots of green garlic ready right now! 

I will have the online store up and running soon but in the meantime If you are as eager to get some as the garlic is to grow, just send me an email.

Hopefully we will enjoy some sunshine soon, I know I’m impatiently waiting for a few other Spring crops to hurry along. I’m looking at you, rhubarb.

The forecast for next week shows some promise, so in the field is where I will want to be! 

— Jenny

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *