Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Hello Spring!

The forecast for Monday is 11 degrees above zero!  What a relief.  Our seedlings are growing and could really benefit from some warm sunny days.  I saw a fat robin bouncing along the grass today; the cats are outside rolling around in the dirt; the dog doesn't want to come inside; all good signs that spring has arrived. 

The CSA is filling up!  We've extended the due date for the first installment to April 15th because we only sent our local flyers out this week.  But don't wait too long!  The second installment due date has also been extended to May 15th.  I can't wait to start cooking with my own produce again.  The colours and flavours are so much more vibrant.  Cooking becomes such a pleasure and an art when you have great ingredients.

The Metcalfe Farmers' Market is gearing up for another great year!  The opening day is scheduled for Saturday, May 7th, from 8am-12pm and we will be celebrating Mothers' Day.  Hopefully, we'll have some extra seedlings to sell that weekend.  We probably won't start attending the market regularly until late-June when the leafy greens and peas are ready for the picking.

Starting in July, we will have the farm open for business every Sunday from 10am until 3pm, for anyone interested in purchasing fresh veggies.  We are just a short pit-stop away from the cheese factory and the squeakiest curds you'll ever eat!

Bye bye March - can't say that I'll miss you.

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