News and Blog
Lots of rain lately, things are pretty muddy around here. Water tables are high which is problematic for some but we're pretty high here so it isn't a problem and we'll appreciate that water come July and August. The potholes in our fields will have standing water but that's about it. Wet ground prevents everyone from getting into the fields too early anyway so that's probably a good thing.
Snow storm today with wind. The grass was white with heavy wet snow when I got up this morning. Not my favorite thing to see in April but it is what it is. Kelly just lost electrical service at her house at our East Farm. Needless to say she is not thrilled. Probably a tree branch took out service somewhere. Our power company is typically very responsive though so it shouldn't be out too long. Fingers crossed.
Tomatoes are all moved into the tomato house. Salad greens are planted in the lettuce house but not much growth going on...need some sunshine. The ginger plants I've been nursing in the office for months...on a heat mat with a grow light...are doing fine. I missed out on getting more ordered from Hawaii so I'm thrilled that I saved some from last season. I've seeded kale and collards for the high tunnels but have held off planting either for now. The weather forecast improves next week so things will really start moving. We'll be busy!
It's a good day to have a good day!
Thanks giving share information is available on the website. We will offering both delivery and pick up at the farm option. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Today is supposed to be temps in the 50's which get us all excited that summer is right around the corner. This winter has been a tough one on the farm. Lots of snow and bitter temps mean that pipes froze, greenhouses sat empty and we have cabin fever. But we are looking forward to again offering the Share of the Farm to you. You will find the usual full and small shares, but we are now offering as a pick up at the farm only mini share. We hope it fits a single person house hold better than a small share. Our add-on are still the same as previous years.
As always we are looking for community drops sites. If you are interested in hosting please send me an email.
If you would like to pay with a credit card please let me know and we will invoice you electronically with a link you can use to pay your invoice. The service we used in past years is no longer available so we have been looking at other options.
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Kelly and the Avalon Farms crew
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Summer at the farm is in full swing. Sweet corn is here. Blueberries are wrapping up and peaches are coming soon. Ahhh, the flavors of a Michigan summer.Click here to read this week's edition of The Garden Gate, our Share of the Farm newsletter.
We've planted the hyrdroponic tomato plants and they're doing great!
They're being pampered up in the office. They're cozied in the back room with their own heaters and grow lights. In a few short months we'll have tomatoes!
The web site doesn't recognize if you've already paid a deposit and therefor can't deduct it from your amount due. However, we can override the amount charged to your credit card after you order. When you place your order, please mention in the notes section that you've paid a deposit and we'll deduct it from your credit card charge.
By the way, the beef shares are going quickly - we only have 5 left. Please order soon if you're interested in the beef share.
The Team at Avalon Farms