WOW! WOW! WOW! That's all we can say to describe our 2021 season! You guys rocked it! Your support was AMAZING! It made for a great year for us and we were so excited to see you every week! Thank you for coming out in extreme heat, storms and downpours each week to show us your support! Without you, we wouldn't be able to do this and we appreciate every one of you!
Now that we have some downtime and things have slowed down on our end, does that mean we are not working? No! We have already began preparations for the 2022 Season. What does that involve?
Well, first, Farmer Jeremy has been busy preparing the fields for the winter. Because we follow sustainable farming methods, this means cover crops are put in. We use a variety of cover crops such as rye, buckwheat, daikon radishes, hairy vetch and Austrian peas. A cover crop stops soil erosion, preserves the nutrients in the soil and replenishes nitrogen in the soil which helps promote healthy plant growth for the following crop.
We are also busy finishing planting the garlic for next year. Planting the garlic in the fall allows the root to grow and then we are able to harvest larger bulbs the following year. Each bulb is divided and each clove is peeled and replanted. Each garlic clove is planted by hand and over all we will plant thousands of cloves.
In addition to field work, we have also been working on seed orders for next year's crop. Our children love to scan the seed catalogs and help choose what we will grow. In addition to everyone's favorites, they have chosen some new things such as yellow watermelon, canary melons (similar to a honeydew), and orange cauliflower.
In other news, our 2022 CSA program is live and ready for pre-order on the website. Look for future blog posts for more information on the CSA.
As always, a huge THANK YOU to all of you! Make sure you're following us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date on our latest news!
All the best,
Kim Haffey, Haffey Family Farm