Although Punxsutawney Phil, the Pennsylvania groundhog famous for making midwinter weather forecasts saw his shadow this morning, forecasting more “winter” his competitors and my daffodils, hyacinths, and crocus say spring is already here!
It is very hard not to have “planting fever” but patience is an important part of farming, and we must wait until the chance of frost has past before tempting fate with tender baby plants. The soil is resting right now, but we sure aren’t!
There are many exciting things ahead for our 2012 season. We are so excited about new co-op members and the return of our vendors from last year too! We will have more retail area, opportunities for tasting and learning about food and recipe preparations using Green Door items, and lots of fun events planned for the season.
We already have our Tennessee to Tuscany dinner scheduled for June 16 and Beppe Gambetta will be coming to play. Beppe is a world renown guitarist, a master at both flat-pickin’ style as well as harp guitar and Italian favorites. Click here to find out more about Beppe. We will host a fantastic family style meal featuring farm to table food from here on the farm. If you would like to reserve a spot, I would do so well in advance as seating is limited and this is a popular event!
Reservations will start March 1, so stay tuned to book your spot.
We are also taking some advance orders for herbs. If you are interested in purchasing herb plants from us, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and send us a list of what you are interested in, we will get right back to you on availability. Our onsite plant availability will be smaller this year, so if you a re looking for herbs and plants, please order in advance. We will have all the usual suspects, from thyme to tarragon, basil to borage, cilantro to coriander! Herbs will be $3.50 each and should be ready by opening day on the farm in May. Email email@example.com to inquire about herbs.
Your next update will be full of more exciting news. I look forward to seeing everyone again very soon!