We're very excited about this year's farming season, and it's off to a great start. This is the first time in our five years of farming that we've been on the same piece of land for two years in a row - up until we bought this property in early 2012, we had been farming on a different piece of leased land each year. In addition, we invested in a fair amount of equipment last year and this spring. The increased capacity from not starting from scratch and having the tools we need has already made a difference, and the farm is humming along, well-planted and well-weeded.
There are a few more infrastructure improvements we intend to make this year, including building an irrigation pond and significantly increasing our cooler capacity, but it's very satisfying to see how far this farm has come in just a year.
As of now, the potatoes have been hilled, the tomatoes in the greenhouse are making little tomatoes, lettuce and peas are ready, and the spring broccoli is looking great. The farmers' market has been going well, and the crazy weather doesn't seem to have thrown anything off too badly.
We're really looking forward to the rest of the season and we hope you are, too!