The Fayetteville Market opened on the sixth. The last 4 months have been flush with flourishing green onions and elephant garlic that over wintered. Added to these edibles our table contained pussy willows for beautiful dry bouquets and starts, iris plants, and loofah sponges for keeping clean and exfoliated. January through March we added over 20 tons of organic matter to the soil. We planted turnips, radishes, kale, chard, carrots, beets, broccoli, cabbage, leeks, hops, potatoes, mustard greens, more onions, spinach, peas, cilantro, parsley, shallots. Did I mention onions; we have over 12,000 in various stages of growth and variety. In March we constructed a small greenhouse which is housing our baby tomatoes, peppers and okra. They are almost ready for the transition into the great organic soil we have prepared for them.
The coming weeks will be filled with the death of many, as the multitude of harmful critters like potato bugs, and cutworms find their way to the goods. I promise to give them an honorable death as I remove their heads from their other body segments, or squish them till they pop! Death is only a small part of the life cycle here at the farm. Life feeds on life. I pray for their speedy return to the Maker; and a splendid return on our investment.
If you have an interest in seeing the farm, or helping us with any of the multiple farm projects, please email us.