Sunshine and GROWING time!

YES!  We are SO HAPPY that Spring is here and that it seems to be closer to average than the last two seasons were (such late ones!).  We started heating our greenhouse last month and it is already full of flats of seedlings.  We are saving energy and money this season by having our friends at Steady Hand Farm and Sweet Top Farm share the early greenhouse space with us.  We are very lucky to be in a great farming community! 

The 2015 season is starting smoothly and we think it's going to be an amazing year.  We are going to have a fantastic crew this season with THREE farm workers returning from 2013 and 2014.  We will be welcoming back Dana, Haley, and Ben!  Kelsey who has a background in pottery just finished her first week here on the farm and is already a seeding expert.  And soon Sam (who did bike delivery for Peace Coffee for several years) will arrive to help out and hopefully play a tune for us on his fiddle! 

We have CSA shares available and have been really pleased with the number of "Eat Like a Farmer" shares and cheese shares that are selling.  We only have a few "eat like a farmer share" left, so if you are thinking about that one, we encourage you to jump on it!  (read the last blog entry for more information about our Eat Like a Farmer Share).  We have vegetable and cheese shares left to sell this season and sign-ups have been steady, which is good.  We welcome any questions that you have and hope that if you haven't signed up for 2015 yet, that you will soon!  If you've signed up, please encourage your friends and neighbors to eat healthier and support local foods and farms by joining Turnip Rock.  We'd love to get our CSA filled up sooner than later and we don't want anyone who's thinking about it now to miss out!  Now is the perfect time to claim your share of locally grown certified Organic goodness! 

Here are some pictures of what we've been up to....

We hosted the Farming Women! potluck for some farmers that made a facebook group and wanted to meet in person before the season began.  It was great to meet and spend time with fellow farmers and share some very tasty food (even for late Winter!) 

 Sure sign of Spring - totes and totes of potting soil for Turnip Rock and neighboring CSA farms lining the driveway!

Sure sign of Spring - totes and totes of potting soil for Turnip Rock and neighboring CSA farms lining the driveway!

 A nice warm day inside the greenhouse for starting up the heating for the seedlings.  Sadie wears boots on her hands so she can crawl in the snow!

A nice warm day inside the greenhouse for starting up the heating for the seedlings.  Sadie wears boots on her hands so she can crawl in the snow!

 Turnip Rock and Steady Hand kids as the greenhouse gets filled up with seeded flats waiting to GROW

Turnip Rock and Steady Hand kids as the greenhouse gets filled up with seeded flats waiting to GROW

 potting soil party!

potting soil party!

 onions growing!

onions growing!

 Welcome Kelsie and her assistant, Dumpy the bucket!

Welcome Kelsie and her assistant, Dumpy the bucket!

 Welcome back, Dana! 

Welcome back, Dana! 

The following beautiful photos are all Dana's.  Enjoy!