The field looks empty and hard. The entire length was plowed this fall and only a hardy row of kale plants struggle to live through the winter, pushing out from the powdery white or crusty, cold earth into the open air and sunlight. It is time to look toward next year.
We are excited to welcome Lauren Bonn to the farm as Co-Farmer for the 2012 season. She joins us after farming in the San Francisco Bay Area and is excited to be farming on the east coast. We are enthused about working together to make the farm even greater in the season to come. Lauren and I are currently attending a USDA funded class for beginning women farmers on whole farm planning where we hope to improve our farm management skills. We have big plans to install an irrigation system and add new crops and varieties to the farms offerings.
We are eager to have more member involvement on the farm in the form of volunteer days and CSA gatherings. We are also in the process of creating a farm advisory committee. The organization is in the very beginning stages, but if you really care about the future of the farm and have an interest in getting involved please let us know. Save the date- January 29th- plans are brewing for a winter farm diner. Details will come your way to come soon.
There is a CSA membership renewal form attached to this e-mail. Please sign up by January 1st to reserve your spot and help us plan for next year. Thank you to those who have already renewed! We will begin excepting new members in January so please tell your friends and neighbors.
We look forward to having you on the farm for another season,
Ellen & Lauren