The warmer temperatures are reminding us that it's getting close to opening day!
There's been a lot happening on the farm in the last couple weeks. Fingers crossed we won't have any sudden cold snaps like we did with the freak snow day a little while back. The green house is bursting with growth, which means things are starting to be transplanted into the fields.
|Tomatoes being transplanted into the field|
Another exciting happening is the first sweet corn has been planted in the fields! We all LOVE HG's sweet corn. This is a good sign that the stand will be opening soon. The corn has been planted and covered with what looks like a large blanket, and in theory, it is just that! This large cover helps heat the soil which aids in germination and emergence of the corn.
|First Sweet Corn of the season in the fields|
All this talk of tomatoes and sweet corn is making us ready for summer! The stand will open on June 1st! We also have a few events on the calendar for everyone to check out. The Field to Fork dinners have been announced and we can't wait! We also have a volunteer opportunity on Saturday, April 30th for our Crop Mob with the DCH. If you'd like to volunteer, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org no later then Wednesday, April 27th to let us know.
|Dr. Martin Lima Bean Succotash | 2015 Field to Fork Dinner|
We're excited to get the 2016 season rolling and share all the delicious fruits and vegetables with you and your families!