Springtime in Wisconsin
“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” - Margaret Atwood
It is snowing (again), and our springtime work continues. Our plants are happily growing in the hoophouse and greenhouse. Rhubarb and garlic are sprouting! (I'm sure they aren't too happy about the fluctuating temperatures.) We're glad to have the hoophouse to work in. When the sun is out, it really heats up in there! We planted salad mix, baby kale, radishes, baby bok choi, tat soi, kohlrabi, head lettuce, and more hakurei turnips this week. We'll have a couple more harvests of our overwintered baby kale and spinach, and then those beds will be turned under.
We're turning our attention to farmers' market planning and advertising. Lauren is spending time visiting and flyering at local businesses. We had a meeting about the Mauston Farmers' Market, and we are looking forward to the market returning to the Juneau County Courthouse lawn. The first market is May 7th! We will be there on Saturdays (7am-1pm) from May through October. We will also be attending the Elroy WIC Farmers' Market the last Wednesday of each month (June 29, July 27, August 24, and September 28) at the Elroy Family Medical Center parking lot from 9am-1pm.
The farmstands for April will be Tuesday the 12th and the 26th from 4-6pm. With this cool spring, we will be planning our spring wildflower walk for early May. We're looking forward to seeing you at the farm or at the upcoming farmers' markets. We still have summer and fall CSA shares available. The summer CSA starts the beginning of June! Who's hungry for spring greens and radish sandwiches??
Craig + Lauren