February always seems to catch us by surprise. It still feels like we are in the depths of winter, but right around the last week or two of February we are reminded that our greenhouse seeding schedule starts March 1st! In many ways we are very prepared for the start of the season (we have all of our seeds and potting soil ready to go!), but there is always a shift in mentality that goes along with the arrival of March. We won't be in full gear yet, but we will have plants that require care and watering every day, including on our once carefree Saturdays and Sundays! The increase in daily responsibilities on the farm is balanced by the invigorating influence of plant growth as the farm comes to life again for another season.
With increasingly busy days before us, we are also focusing our energies on recruiting new CSA members while we still have non-farming hours to spare. As many of you know, we are increasing our acreage in order to add 50 new CSA members. Sign-ups have been going well and we are making a push to try to fill those remaining spots as soon as possible so that we can get down to the business of growing food! To that end, we recently made a couple of yard signs promoting the CSA (see picture below). We have a few places lined up for the signs once the snow melts and the ground thaws, but we do have one extra sign. If you live on a busy road in West Concord, Concord Center or Acton and you might be willing to put one of our signs up for a week in March or April, email Lise at firstname.lastname@example.org!