Spring Has Sprung!

Important upcoming dates:

April 30th 10am to 2pm

Babies On The Farm: Saturday Family Fun Series at The Learning Tree Farm

In addition to all the great family friendly events The Learning Tree Farm has planned, we will have a tent set up with CSA information and our certified organic tomato plants for sale.  More info here

May 1st 1pm to 5pm

Mile Creek Farm Open House and Plant Sale

  • Farm tours
  • CSA Questions and Answers
  • Unsure about a CSA? Farmers Ben and Emily will be available to answer all your questions. Tour the fields and see what crops are currently growing and will be in the first month of boxes and check out the greenhouse to see what’s in store throughout the season.
  • Several organic plants for sale including tomatoes (heirloom, paste, plum, cherry, and beefsteak), red bell peppers, lettuce, cabbage, kale, swiss chard, and herbs (basil, Thai basil, thyme, mint, cilantro, dill, and limited availability of sage, oregano, chives, parsley and marjoram)

May 7th 8am to 3pm

Projected Start Date at 2nd Street Market

May 31st

CSA Start Date

Shares still available–sign up now so you don’t miss a single box!

 

Farm News

These past 2 weeks have been a whirlwind of dirt, sun, hustle and plants. . . lots of plants. We managed to get everything we started from seed (starting way back in February for some stuff!) planted! Spring can be a tough time to get everything planted in a timely manner, but this year it has worked out for us. It helps that the second half of April has been nice and dry, and we have been lucky to receive so much help and support from our family so that we can clock some long days! So far we have around 3 acres planted to a wide variety of vegetables including potatoes, onions, broccoli, radishes, lettuce, spinach, kale, beets, swiss chard, mustard, cabbage, bok choi, sugar snap peas, kohlrabi, fennel, dill, cilantro, cauliflower, carrots and turnips. Doubling our CSA by adding a delivery day means that we still have CSA shares available. Sign up today to claim your share of these delicious organic vegetables!

We are all caught up on planting and can focus our energy on maintaining these crops. They’ll need to be watered, weeded, and side dressed with organic fertilizer and compost. By the end of May we should be enjoying the first fruits of our labor! Meanwhile we’re also busy preparing for all the crops that will be ready to plant next week and the week after…and the week after that! We hope that you can make it to our Open House on Sunday May 1 from 1 to 5. Drop in any time and bring the whole family!

 

 

 

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