Currently in Season
Early spring brings some of the tastiest vegetables of the year that are well worth the wintery wait to get them. Asparagus and strawbwerries dominate the season as the most sought after items and getting them freshly picked from our fields makes them even better! Spring is also when we see the first greens of the season like lettuce and spinach, as well as the peppery zing of radishes. Look for all of these in our farmstand when we open in early May. Don't miss out!
March, April, and May are months of replacing high tunnel poly covers, repairs from winter storms, as well as preparing the soil for planting. We shallow till the soil and add amendments such as mushroom compost, nitrogen, sulfur (to reduce soil alkalinity), and others based on soil tests. We also prepare the high tunnels for planting which starts early April with tomatoes. Early April also includes planting potatoes, carrots, and beets--the latter two in raised beds with sterilized soil so we don't have to use herbicides, as the weed seeds have already been eliminated. We find that sterilized soil gets slow germinating seeds like carrots off to a good start with virtually no weeding. The middle of April sees the planting of about 9,000 onion and leek transplants.
Fresh, seasonal flowers are sold at the farm stand and are also available for special order. Whether wedding, bridal shower, corporate event, or a "just because" bouquet, we combine our home-grown greens, colors, and blooms to create lovely and natural designs. Our team designs everything from prom nosegays and corsages to centerpieces and custom bridal crowns. We're also excited to offer on-site "flower parties"! Bring your group to the farm for a hands-on arranging experience--perfect for birthdays, bridal parties, and more! To discuss pricing, delivery, setup, and your vision, please contact us!
You can reach our flower specialists directly at Farmhouseflowers.org.