Thursday, February 17, 2011

A Good Days Work!

In the immortal words of my favorite Farmer "You can never have too many potatoes!" Funny, that is exactly what he said about the 5,000 onion starts, the 300 tomato plants, boocoos of broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower  and lettuce plants, and everything else we are planting. I applaud his enthusiasm and am grateful he enjoys working our little piece of land in an effort to produce delicious homegrown fruits and veggies, but I am silently pondering...... a Potato Festival, contacting McDonalds, or wondering where to find out how to make potato flour. I am just grateful that nearly everyone I know likes potatoes in one form or another. We are in a planting frenzy this week, it feels so good to be out digging in the dirt. We have set the carrots, beets, lettuce, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and since the good Lord saw fit to protect our little onion starts, and the strawberry plants during the arctic chill, we will not have to replant those. We are eagerly anticipating the opening of the market on Mar. 10. We may not have a big selection of produce for a couple of weeks after we open, but later in the month we should have assorted greens, asparagus, green onions. I have been saving some honey, so that we would have some to hold us over until we start harvesting this coming summer. We are adding an extension to the front of the market, where we will have picnic tables to sit and enjoy a snack......maybe some home fries or potato salad, how does a bowl of potato soup sound?  We will be serving up some homemade ice cream, made with our fresh picked fruit when the fruit season starts.  I know all will be loosing sleep in giddy anticipation, we surely will. From our farmstead to your table, Thank you for all of your support!

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