New Beginnings

So I guess this is the first year that everything changes in Iowa.  We may remember back at a time before 2012 when the growing season was 2-3 months shorter than it is now.  Everything is both beautiful and exciting, as well as strange and terrifying.  I mean, if it stayed like this until calendrical summer, we could have ripe tomatoes by May.  Of course, we are not risk takers by nature and will wait for tomato planting until the normal time, but we have gone out on a limb and planted spinach, carrots, green onions, asian greens, radishes, beets, and broccoli raab out in the elements.  Our winter planting are coming in now.  Asian greens at the market tomorrow.  Lettuce next week.  Hopefully we will have more greens and roots coming in as April carries on with the unusual pleasantness of this WINTER!

Also, we have gotten the Square credit card reader and will now be able to take credit and debit cards at our point of sale at Deluxe and in the future at the Farmers’ Market. Crazy modernity!

Strange and wonderful green food at the end of winter.


About saltforkfarms

A small organic farm in Iowa that raises Standard Breed laying hens and hybrid broiler chickens suited for a pasture-based system, as well as varieties of vegetables and fruit suitable to our Eastern Iowa climate. We grow food, we eat food, we sell food!
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