Thursday, April 12, 2012

Markets, Transitions, Possibilities and Expectations

Growing Fast- Some of 2012 lambs
So this Saturday is the last Winter Market at St. Johns Episcopal Church on Arsenal.
My niece Anne will be helping me again and there will be a small amount of lamb, fresh onions and oregano from the raised beds and probably some cilantro. It's looking pretty tasty.
Last week right before the big rain, the garden was tilled, the Asparagus/Rhubarb bed has been weeded by Rusty, my bored Georgia neighbor transplant. Zinnias and sunflowers tossed in this permanent bed.

 Victoria Rhubarb

Over the weekend, Billy was home and we planted some Yukon Gold potatoes, seeded some more flats of peppers and tomatoes and Mom planted some Mara des Bois strawberries contributed by new, overwhelmed farming friend Vicki Lander.
SATURDAY, APRIL 28th we will be having a Garden Planting Day for anyone who wants to come and help. mike Brabo from Vesterbrook Farm will be bringing out his always supportive family and some others from his CSA who knows who all will be here. Everyone will be fed and handed the garden implement of their choice.
Sunday April 29th will be another type of work day in which my sister will be bringing out her Concord Church group and we will be doing crop maintenance type things; weeding strawberries, pruning grapes, and back filling the asparagus/rhubarb bed. Vicki Lander will be here superintending and probably if I know her, planting flowers. Come and get involved if you want to see where your food is coming from.
Earlier this season we advertised for an intern. I am happy to say that a recommendation came through Clair from Double Star Farms. A friend of his recommended his cousin Jacob. Jacob has agreed to accept the post and will be joining us at the end of May. You will see him at Market w/myself and Bill who will be home for several weeks this Spring and Summer. We are excited at this opportunity to help Jacob learn about farming while gaining some help to further our own farming ideals. Hopefully everyone benefits, including our customers as things run more smoothly with the extra hands.
Well that's all the news for now. Remember Tower Grove Farmers Market and Bazaar starts May 5th!


Sam And Bill

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