It should prove to be an interesting year here at 47 Daisies!! We are so excited about the changes being made to the farm that we wanted to tell you about them.
We are changing the CSA from one 20 week block to three 10 week blocks. Our membership spots are increasing slightly this year so get your name on the waiting list ASAP!! We are leasing an additional two acres of ground for production this year at a farm up the road which will greatly enhance our ability to utilize cover crops during the growing season and rotate production areas completely. We are also throwing a number of new crops into the mix this year including, sweet corn, popcorn, sweet potatoes, peanuts, radicchio, and some awesome others as well! Of course we will have the normal staples (and plenty of them)......beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, potatoes etc. We will be planting 500 strawberry plants soon and also hope to increase the offerings of herbs this year!! With the addition of the high tunnel to the farm we will hopefully (weather permitting) have early season high tunnel tomatoes.
In addition to all the fun produce......one of our does is due to give birth on February 12th........we are also gearing up to get a flock of laying hens. We have planted more blackberries, jujubes, pomegranates and pears......and maybe most exciting of all.....the asparagus bed is ready for all out harvest this year!!!
With all these fun things happening on the farm we are going to need your help. 2012 will be the first year that we are asking for your support in the fields and at pickups. Volunteers will need to be an integral part of the 2012 operation. If you are interested in getting involved get in touch with us and we can surely use the help!!
Happy new year!! and see you soon!
Dylan and Harmony, whichever of us have the time to sit down and write for a few minutes. : )