For the past three or four weeks, there has been only one task to get done on the farm: the hoophouse. Hoophouses, which look like greenhouses but are not artificially heated (just solar power!), are one of the most useful things you can have on a market farm. Our hoophouse will allow us to start all of our own seeds for all of our transplants throughout the season, shelter those transplants in the early season when the great outdoors can be harsh and unforgiving to baby plants, and allows us to do season extension—growing tender plants like greens late into the fall, and even over winter. Win, win, win!
Below is a slide show detailing the recent hoophouse saga:
We want to give a shout out to our friends (Marie, Becca, Brian, and Jess) & family (Bob and Cathy) who have helped us with this project. Your helping hands made such a difference & your company was a huge morale booster for these farmers!
We also want to send a huge shout out to all of the CSA members (like Becca!) who have joined already! Your support at this early point in the season has made it possible for us to tackle this project--we truly couldn't do it without your support. Thank you!
We are so excited to have tackled and finished this big project. Now the season has officially begun, with seeds sown and tucked away in the cozy hoophouse, slowly growing into future food & flowers. Before we know it, those tables will be covered in green!
Beth & Erik