We’re excited for the new season and look forward to feeding you all. The website is updated for the new year and we encourage you to reserve your share sooner than later. The office is a flurry of activity right now, as we organize for the new year and sort through & order new seed….our first planting will be in next week! Our postings are up for farm employment opportunities, so if you know of anyone who would like to spend the season working on our farm, please send them our way. We are inspired every day as the light slowly returns, and we imagine the empty fields filling up with gorgeous green goodness.
We’re hoping you would be willing to help us in our endeavor to win a farming grant with Cultivating Change. All you need to do is visit the site, hit the VOTE NOW button, search for our farm and vote! You can vote once every 24 hours! We are always looking for ways to improve our systems on the farm. As a farm direct grower, we spend an incredible amount of time cleaning reusable harvest and CSA pack bins. At the height of the season, a crew of 4-6 people can spend 1-2 hours a day cleaning bins. We have looked at ways to improve our current system and the way we feel would work best is to automate our system. We have looked at various ways of automating our system and they have always been cost prohibitive. If we are awarded the funds we would invest in 2 high pressure conveyor washers. This would reduce the amount of time our crew spends cleaning bins and keep our workers happy. Happy crew ensures happy vegetables, which creates happy CSA members. Thanks for your help with this venture!
May the New Year bring you and yours all good things….health, happiness, love, prosperity and the time to enjoy them all. We’ll do our best to help with the health part….
Linda and all of the Winter Green Farm folks