But now, our greenhouse is built, the farmall is fixed, we got another dog, and the fields are being planted! If I don’t start writing soon, we will be seeing each other!
Here are a few important things that I want to make sure to tell everyone:
We are excited to say we will be joining the Stangl Market in Flemington! It takes place every Saturday from 9 to 3 in the Stangl Factory on Stangl road! It is a beautiful building with vendors offering a wide variety of goods. We will be there this week, although the veggies need a little more time. Soin the meantime, we will be handing out lettuce transplants, talking about the upcoming year, and explaining our CSA program. Come see us, check out inside one of the old kilns used for making the famous Stangl Pottery and browse around.
Of course, we still can’t wait for our old gold markets to start. Somerville begins a little earlier this year on Thursday, June 4th at 11 am, and remains on the lovely Division Street in downtown Somerville. Metuchen will start just a week following, on Saturday, June 13th at 9 am and will be held in the Senior Center parking lot, just across the street from the commuter parking lot (the location of the market in previous years).
Along that line, CSA members can expects to see us little sooner because veggie pick-ups for members will be starting in just a few weeks! I am so excited to be this close to spring greens. Flemington members can pick up right at the market, Somerville members can find their shares under the awning of Tapastre at 1 W High St, Somerville, NJ 08876, and Metuchen members can meet me (Helen) in the commuter parking lot. More details to come.
There are still 2015 farm memberships available. In case you are interested in becoming a member, I have attached a sign-up sheet (right here (pdf-285.16 kb). Look it over and send any questions you may have our way!
Here are a few pictures to explain the last few months. In the top one, you can see Ruby Fox, our newest dog friend. She revealed herself to be a wild one when I caught her under the office table scarfing down business receipts.
Below that, you can see me dorkily posing in our complete greenhouse! All those barrels are filled with water to reduce our fossil heating needs!
And last but not least, Jim coming up the road on the finally working farmall with Exie trotting alongside. What a life! Will be putting up some nice field pictures soon!
Helen, Jim, and the double dogs!