Welcome to all our new members! We have not only been busy signing up new and returning CSA and Barrett's Bucks members this past month, but we've also been working on equipment maintenance (including oil changes like the one above!), gathering supplies, and squeezing in important meetings and administrative tasks before the season gets too busy. The task that we're most excited about has been getting the greenhouse going and seeding your spinach, lettuce, greenhouse tomatoes, onions, leeks, scallions, celery, fennel, cabbage, and kohlrabi! Plenty more seeding is on the horizon, including some summer favorites like peppers, eggplant and field tomatoes in just a couple of weeks. Our 3 new Assistant Growers will also be starting next week and will be helping us to get everything in place so that we're ready to open the farm stand for asparagus season in early May.
Also, it is time for the Concord Ag Committee's Annual Spring Forum March 29th at 7pm at the Willard School Auditorium (185 Powder Mill Rd. Concord, MA). We are very excited about this year's talk by Brian Donahue, Associate Professor of American Environmental Studies at Brandeis University and co-founder of Land’s Sake Farm in Weston. He has written widely on New England agriculture and his talk Wildlands, Woodlands, Farmlands, and Community: Farming in Concord and New England will draw from his work, including The Great Meadow: Farmers and the Land in Colonial Concord and A New England Food Vision: Healthy Food for All, Sustainable Farming and Fishing,Thriving Communities. More information about the Concord Agriculture Committee and the Spring Forum available at http://concordma.gov/959/Agriculture-Committee. We hope to see you there!