We still utilize 2 whole greenhouses as covered fields and even with these cold night temps, the direct seeded stuff is holding it's own. We will happily have a crazy awesome selection of salad greens, radish, beets, turnips and Asian greens by the end of April and first week in May this season!
The above pic is Ben planting Bok Choy. We took turns popping these little guys into the soil yesterday. It was snowing outside and it was so amazingly awesome to have my hands in the dirt planting something! This rest of this house will be home to beets, turnips and a jungle of heirloom tomatoes. The weeds are just beginning to show, so hoeing is a big job when we decide to cultivate the whole space. Somehow, it all gets done!
And recently Easter Sunday fell on my daugher's 3rd birthday! She had a couple organic cheesecakes to enjoy at her great-grandma's house and more partying at home with more friends and relatives! We also had some mom and daughter time checking out the organic strawberry field. I will be blogging a lot about this strawberry patch in the coming weeks. We spent A LOT of work on this crop.
And a nice family capture on a sunny day! One of our buyers requested a family picture to use for window posters to advertise who the actual farmers are that grow the vegetables they sell. It's an honor to be involved. It's more important than ever now to have a direct connection with your food, and knowing your farmer is the most direct of all, besides growing it yourself. As I get bigger and bigger and ready to pop with baby no. 3, I find I am more passionate than ever about what we do and teaching all these little ones the benefits of farming this way. And hoping to spark some inspiration inside them to want to continue this journey. Stay tuned - it's going to be a crazy year at Sosnicki's!