This has been such a busy week! On Monday I attended a workshop at Canticle Farm in nearby Allegany, N.Y., sponsored by N.Y. State Cooperative Extension.
Thank you to Netra Baker of Card Creek Trading Post for thinking of me when she heard of this workshop!
Because we erected our high tunnel at the end of 2011, it's a blank page awaiting our attention and this kind of growing is all new to us. Mark Printz, who is the farm manager at Canticle Farm,was kind enough to take us on a personal tour yesterday so Arthur could also see their system and I was amazed at how quickly the greens had grown since their harvest earlier in this week.
We also visited Quest Farm in Almond, N.Y. Here Bridget and Dennis Reynolds operate a seasonal farm market where they sell vegetables and fruits they grow on their own farm in additional to selling produce from other local growers. We met them last year when we purchased Vermont Compost Potting Soil from them and this year they are growing some of our vegetable starts for us. (If you're looking for organic vegetable starts, give them a call soon!) They are always so gracious and yesterday took time from their busy day to show us their high tunnel.
This morning Arthur is busy at work with pencil and paper planning schemes for the beds and systems we will use in our high tunnel this spring. I will leave you with a photograph of the fresh greens that were harvested fresh for local sale right here in the northeast.
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