|Good Earth Farm||
May 24-27, 2019 9am to 5pm
We hope this finds you doing well and enjoying the winter season. The sun is out a little bit more every day and good things are happening in the world. I find myself appreciating the little things in life more and more all the time. A quote on my wall says "During its lifetime a single bee will collect a teaspoon of honey." For me, apart from my wonderful family, being part of the gardening community is my greatest blessing. I feel that we are similar to that bee and that our work at our farm, our teaspoon of honey, is to grow seedlings for you. We hope your garden grew well last year and that you are looking forward to joining the bees come spring and spending some time growing flowers, herbs and vegetables for your friends, your family and yourself!
Some notes about our seedling order form. Our seedlings are grown in an organic compost-based potting soil provided by our good friends at Ideal Compost Company in Peterborough. Mike, Anna and Isaac are masters at making potting soil, which is the key to growing healthy plants. Also, we are grateful to our friends, Steve and Jeanne Wishengrad at the Data Collaborative, for keeping our website up to date and easy to use. You can look at the order form on the website and instantly link to the specific webpage of any crop on the order form. It is nice to know how tall that perennial will be, or what shade of blue that flower is, or what that pepper variety looks like? We have 64 new varieties this year. We hope you will try a few!
We will be open for you to pick up your plants Memorial Day Weekend, from Friday, May 24 through Monday, May 27th from 9 am to 5 pm. If you are away that weekend, just let us know and we will set aside your plants until you return. Also, we will have our "extras" greenhouse open Memorial Weekend if there are any other plants you would like to add to your pre-order.
We get most of our seeds from FEDCO, Johnny's and High Mowing, all from northern New England. We also get some seeds from Harris, Hudson Valley (their art work is amazing!) and Fruition, all from New York State. Their seeds are acclimated to our region and grow well in our gardens. We are appreciative of their work trialing varieties each year and in building and maintaining relationships with seed growers, as well as growing many of the seeds themselves.
Please send in your plant order form by February 28th. Although that is our "deadline", we do get a lot of order forms in the mail the first couple of weeks of March.
We are not offering the fall veggies this year. If you would like to order fall crops, let us know. We will put you in touch with Local Harvest CSA, a multi-farm CSA we are members of which does fall bulk orders.
Our best wishes to you for a good couple of months. We look forward to seeing you in May!
Dave and Linda