May Flowers Brighten Spring Days
May is here – tulips and plant starts are the talk of the town! They sure do brighten up a rainy spring day. For a brief and joyous period in spring, CSA members, Farmstand shoppers, and market goers delight in all the tulip varieties. Working at the Farmers Market as well as on the farm allows me to interact with the community and our produce in a rewarding way. I love seeing the excitement on customer’s faces at the beauty of the spring harvest. A sweet couple told me a story at the market about their tradition of getting Red Dog tulips every year for their anniversary. Those are the stories we love to hear, and keep us motivated on the farm!
Here at Red Dog, transplanting our baby plants into the ground is a common theme to our days. Being my first year on the farm, it’s exciting to participate in the process from start to finish – things are just getting started as we look forward to summer harvest season fast approaching! Plenty of potatoes and brassicas went out into the fields this week. Have you ever transplanted potatoes to the beat of a metronome? Now I have! Things are gearing up on the farm, the fields are filling up – so much to look forward to!