Only a week ago, it seemed like we were experiencing an early spring and should be preparing to seed our beets and carrots. The recent wintry weather has been a reminder that we still have a little ways to go before we are munching on fresh local carrots again. However, we can take solace in the fact that in only a few weeks, we will be starting the seedlings in our greenhouse that will later become this season's veggies.
This month we have some exciting news related to our seedling starts. We received a matching grant from the Mass. Department of Agriculture to build a second greenhouse. Furthermore, a generous CSA member has offered to cover the remaining greenhouse costs. Thanks to the support of many of our customers and members of the Historic Districts Commission, we were granted permission to build the greenhouse, and we are set to begin construction as soon as the ground thaws (hopefully in March!). We are so excited and overwhelmed by the generosity of our neighbors and customers in supporting this project. This second greenhouse will make a huge difference for us and our ability to grow more of the vegetables and fruits that you all love. Thank you to everyone who not only supported this project, but to everyone who has supported this business during our first two seasons and made it possible for us to even consider expanding our operations. We are looking forward to another successful season in 2016!