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Posted 5/12/2010 10:20pm by Larry Brandenburg.
Friends,

We are very excited about the beginning of the season and are looking forward to meeting all of our new CSA partners.  If you are picking up your CSA share at the farm, you may come anytime after noon.  Come to the back door of the house as we never expect anyone to come in the front door!  If you are picking up at the market, please come between 8:00 and 11:00 if possible.  It will be hectic at the first pick-up so please be patient with us as we try to learn our new friends and catch up with old friends.

As usual, it has been an interesting spring.  Dry and hot in April and wet and cold in May.  It was 36 degrees here last Sunday morning and yet we had days that were close to 90 in April.  I am starting to get use to the weird weather but it is not like it was when I was growing up.  

The lettuce is doing very well and and sugar snap peas should be ready by Friday.  We will probably give you some kale that I experimented with by growing through the winter (uncovered and exposed to all the elements) so I will be very interested in your feedback on my "experiment."

I know the Derby is over , but we have some very nice mint for you that I'm sure you will find some creative way to use.

Strawberries (an item we don't advertise or promise) are starting to come on.  If you don't get any this week then we will be sure that you do for the next week.  These are strawberries we planted last year and I wasn't sure how they would do given the weird weather of last spring.

We do look forward to seeing everyone this weekend.  If you were not able to be a CSA Partner this year, we encourage you to come visit us at the Market.  We meet the CSA requirements first and then sell whatever is left at the Market.  The quality is the same, we just want to make sure that our CSA has the top priority.

If you have any questions, please email me or you can call at 502-738-0510 or on my cell at 640-0042.

Larry

 
Posted 2/24/2008 1:23pm by Larry Brandenburg.

The last several weeks here in the Bluegrass have been quite challenging.  It began with straight line winds followed by snow, ice and freezing temperatures followed by tornadoes followed be more snow, ice and freezing temperatures.  We fluctuate weekly between the teens and sixties on the mercury.

People have not only been inconvenienced, but lives have been lost and Mother Earth has seen much of her life compromised.  We are in an age of climate change.  Even if we can't all agree on WHY we are experiencing this, we can all agree that things are really crazy.

There are many reasons to choose to farm according to organic/sustainable principles, but one of the best is that it truly is "in tune with nature."  Rather than releasing carbon to the air we are trying to keep it in the gound where it benefits a healthy planet.  Rather than spray chemical poisons, we nurture the earth and the plants so that they provide natural resistance to pests and disease.

Will the weather keep acting crazy?  Probably only as long as we keep acting crazy. 

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