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Plum Granny Farm Weekly Update for February 23, 2018 -- Is It Spring Yet?!

Posted 2/25/2018 1:33pm by Cheryl.

Hello Farm Friends!  Happy Friday!
What a difference a week makes!  Although we have definitely had our share of clouds, fog and drizzle, this week has been SO much better than last week!  The past two days of some sunshine has helped dissipate the clouds (actual and mental) and made us realize that a sunny day is possible!  It has been beautiful and unseasonably warm.  The maples are really popping and the daffodils seem to be springing up out of no where!

 

Even Tony says that this Spring-like weather (and food) is worth closing your eyes and savoring!

As we get closer to the Equinox, the farm's pace quickens.  So many things to do!!  We got the snap peas planted in Raz House...

 

And work continues on the rebuild of the Wally caterpillar...  It's been at that tedious phase -- much trial and error as we get the details of the design and mechanics of how it works figured out.  We hope that we'll have him finished next week!

It's National CSA Day!
Did you know that today is the day that more people sign up for Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs than any other day?  Yep, according to research done by Small Farm Central February 23th is the big day and there's even a national celebration of CSAs.

Why so early? 
When the farm gets advance knowledge of demand, your farmer can focus on growing healthy food and getting the food to you.  You get the freshest possible ingredients from a farmer that you know and trust, and the farmer gets some up-front cash and a better understanding of how much to grow.  It's a great partnership.

In honor of CSA Day, we are kicking off the beginning of sign-ups for our PlumFresh Harvest Subscription Program!  PlumFresh, is a bit different than a traditional CSA.  You aren't paying for the entire season up-front and it is very flexible.  You can skip a week if you need to and you don't have to get a box every week for 30 weeks.  Our members love the program -- we have one of the highest member retention rates of any CSA program in the country!  Click here for more information. We would LOVE to be YOUR farmer!

As a celebration of National CSA Day, we are participating in a "Meet Your Farmer" event at the Old Salem Visitor's Center today (February 23) from 11-2.  Stop by and say "Hello!" -- we'd love to see you!

That does it for this week!  A busy few days in store as we go running all over the state getting 200 pounds of seed ginger, 725 pounds of seed potatoes, half a ton of coir and MORE!  Whew!  And it's just 25 days til the First Day of Spring!

Until next week,
Cheryl & Ray

It's Time to Think Garlic!

Mark your calendar for our popular Growing Great Garlic at Home workshop!  If you have always wanted to grow garlic but need some advice to get going or want to improve your skills, this is just the ticket!  It will be held here at the farm on Sunday, October 14 from 2-5!  The class fee is $35 and includes a 1/2 pound bag of seed garlic. For a registration form, click here.

Our Online Store is Ready to Serve You!

Our online store is fully stocked and waiting for your orders! Click here to go right to the shelves.  You'll find our popular fruit-forward Jams (regular and gift-size jars), Garlic Powder and Granules as well as our new Ginger Powder and Lavender Sachets!  

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