Today started like most other days during the winter. Breakfast, kids on the bus, morning chores, wishing the snow would melt, etc. This morning, however, we had the added task of harvesting, weighing and packaging microgreens for the Viles Arboretum Farmers Market. This task takes quite a bit longer than you’d think. Dylan did the actual harvesting and brought them in to wash. Then we weighed and packaged them, and labeled them. That took several hours, but they looked good. I didn’t have to go to market until around 1, so Dylan went back out to the greenhouse and started more seeds for planting, and more microgreens. This time of year, it seems never ending with the greenhouse work.
After lunch with Basil, we started to pack up for the market. It is much different packing for a winter market than it is a regular season market. The load is lessened SO MUCH! It is kind of nice. Packing, set up and take down for the winter market is amazing.
We also found out today that we have been accepted into the Bucksport Bay market. This is quite a ways for us to travel, but we are very excited to be able to broaden our market base. That makes 3 for sure this year, and we still have several applications out. Fingers crossed! We’d like to get one more.
We are so excited for spring. We’ve got lots of changes coming this year with the farm store and can’t wait to announce it! We have to finalize a few plans beforehand, though.
Stay tuned! Do a rain dance (at least then it’d be to warm to snow!!).
Dylan and Harmony, whichever of us have the time to sit down and write for a few minutes. : )