The spring lettuce has been putting on some nice growth and enjoying these cool, cloudy days. (At least someone is!) The first tunnel is now completely planted and we can't wait to see it explode with growth in the next few weeks. We are only 3 weeks away from our first day at the Grand Rapids Farmer's Market (Saturday, May 13th) and we are right on track to have a table full of lettuce to sell. We will also have table after table full of vegetable, herb, and flower plants!
The plants in the greenhouse are making nice progress. Things are getting potted up, tagged, and ready to find their forever homes with you soon!
We plan on launching Online Pre-Ordering next Monday, May 1st on our website.
Ordering will close Tuesday, May 9th with the first plant pick up available on
Wednesday, May 10th.
The first picture above is a sea of peppers. We hope to plant our own peppers next weekend, along with tomatoes, if all the tunnel prep gets done this week. More shoveling is ahead, irrigation & ground fabric installation, and lots and lots of fences put up to support all the tomatoes and cucumbers we will be growing.
Spring peas are planted! And carrots!
If all goes well, we should start harvesting both by late June. Yay!
The baby chicks are growing fast and were moved into a larger home this past week. Now officially in their "teenager" phase, as I like to call it, they will enjoy the extra room to stretch their legs and test out their wings. If the weather ever warms up, they will soon be venturing outside to find some bugs and soak up some sunshine!
We are back on track this week and have Farm Fresh Eggs available for ordering with pick up on Wednesday, 11-2pm.
There is a fundraising event taking place for the Grand Rapids Farmers Market tomorrow, Tuesday, April 25th at Rapids Brewing. Anyone that donates $10 or more will receive a free beer! Stop on by, donate, and say hi. We will be there supporting the market and selling a few early plants. We've got some spring lettuce you can grow in a pot in your window and get a nice jump start on your growing season!