Newsletter 6/27/18 – Everything has a season!
If there’s one thing I’ve learned during my time here at Red Dog Farm, it’s that everything has a season. Some of our produce is only available for a few weeks during the year and the anticipation that builds while waiting to taste that first bite of green garlic (one of my personal favorites), the sweetness of the first strawberry or perhaps the spray that hits your cheeks as you bite into the first ear of sweet corn can feel like an eternity. But it is worth the wait, I guarantee it! When something is only available part of the year, those foods can remind us that a certain season is upon us.
The farm changes quickly as one crop is harvested and another is planted. We grow over 185 varieties of vegetables and fruit so we have to be creative on how the acreage is used. I encourage you to take a look at our fields as you drive by or when you visit the Farm Stand, it may surprise you at the changes that seem to take place overnight. The next few months will be very busy with many types of fruits and vegetables making their seasonal appearances at Red Dog Farm.
As I said in the beginning, everything has a season and this includes me. I am leaving Red Dog Farm in a couple of weeks to return to Southwest Idaho to be closer to family. Although I am sad to be leaving such a great place I’m taking wonderful memories with me to share on my new adventure. I have learned a lot about what it takes to be successful at farming. It is not easy! Karyn loves what she does and so does the crew. They really do enjoy growing your vegetables!
Thank you to all of you who support Red Dog Farm through our CSA program. As the seasons change, enjoy the tastes that you’ve waited for with great anticipation. It’s been my pleasure to have been a part of this farm in this beautiful area for the last year and a half.
– Michelle Bell (Office Manager)