Happy New Year!
As many of you know, 2019 was a year of radical changes at the farm and in my life. And as we start a new revolution around our star I find myself still in the process of taking stock and tying up loose ends.
I started managing the farm myself after ending a partnership of 18 years. This allowed me the chance to realign the farm practices with my ideals. I planted more intensively on a much smaller area, basically less than half the acreage we were using before. Beds were prepared and maintained using only hand tools. And there was a greater sense of cooperation and community building in general, despite the challenges we faced.
When the main season CSA of 2019 ended, I picked up some off farm work to help keep me afloat (kind of) while also giving my body a break. It left me no time to run our winter CSA program. Instead I am focusing on finishing the expensive work of separating and establishing my new life.
As I start the process of planning the year ahead for the farm, I look forward to continuing to work with my apprentice Kendra, and am looking for an assistant manager for the CSA. We will also be working on new partnerships to make use of the land where I am not growing crops.
By the time spring comes, we will have so much to celebrate. And Kendra and I have already started talking about how we want to kick off the growing season this year. In the meantime, you can sign up for your CSA share right here.
I can’t wait to hear from you! And to everyone who joined me last year I want to express my deepest gratitude for your kindness, support and friendship.