Skip to content

No chickens, but plenty of veggies.

March 25, 2011

Happy spring to you all! We hope you’re enjoying the sunshine and fresh air, just as much as we are. Harvey and I have been busy in the garden, but we wanted to take a minute or two and share a few important bits of news about our farm with you.

No chickens?

Although we did find a few great possibilities for renting farmland this year, we began to worry about the rising cost of grain and fuel. So we ran the numbers on our chicken project, and we realized that we would lose money on our chickens this year. It became clear to us that we need to find our own farm, instead of leasing land. That would allow us to grow our own grain and also cut out our dependence on fossil fuel. This means we are not raising chickens and eggs this year. We hope to offer the chicken and egg CSA next year, so stay tuned.

Vegetables

The good news is that we can focus this year on growing genuine heirloom vegetables and finding farmland to buy. We’re participating in the Selinsgrove Farmers’ Market, which will be open on Saturdays from 9-1, starting in May. Right now we’ve got well over 1,000 seedlings. (Tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, lettuce, onions, leeks, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, and more every day.)  We’ve been growing arugula and other greens for our own salads throughout the winter in coldframes. Our garlic is looking great. Peas, spinach, lettuce and kale just got planted. Carrots, beets, turnips and other root crops are getting planted in the next few days.

Seedlings

If you are a fellow gardener, you might be interested in our vegetable seedlings. We’ve been growing a variety of heirloom seedlings that you just can’t find at the big greenhouses and big box stores. We’ll send out more info when they are ready, but if you are interested in something specific, please contact me and we can make sure to allow for plenty of your favorites. (seriousfarms@gmail.com) Check out these photos of our very young seedlings.

Flowers and Herbs

We’re growing potted flowers and herbs, also for sale at the Selinsgrove Farmers’ Market. They make great gifts for Mother’s Day. We’ll post photos soon here on the blog.

Thank you, as always for your interest and support. We’ll be sure to keep you updated as the season progresses.

Advertisements
No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: