January 23, 2015
I sit at my Mother's kitchen table, enchanted by the small birds dancing at the feeders just outside the window. Squirrels chase up and down the giant oak tree that my beloved Grandmother started from an acorn while I was yet a child. This oak tree reminds me that life stretches before us and beyond us. How many centuries was our farm a prairie flooded seasonally by the South Platte River? How many buffalo roamed across? Who first settled here and worked the native ground? What will it be a hundred years from now when Tim and I and Berry Patch Farms are no longer even memories? Still a farm? Will farming come full circle - the old becoming new again as we gain deeper understanding about the importance of soil and its' intrinsic relationship to human life?
Meanwhile, in the midst of the here and now, our winter market will be open this Saturday, January 24th, from 10 am until 2 pm. We will be offering fresh greens from the hoophouse along with a plentiful selection of our other winter offerings such as cabbage, leeks, potatoes, cremini mushrooms, parsnips, rutabagas, carrots, beets, sunchokes, celeriac, onions, garlic, dried beans, frozen tomatoes and roasted peppers, Ela's Fuji apples, winter squash and more.
Growth will continue to accelerate in the hoophouse. I will be starting micro-greens, bok choy, salad mix and more in the greenhouse now that we have the new roof in place. Spring is coming!
We don't know what tomorrow will bring, let alone a hundred years from now. You are welcome to come to the farm now, to take in the blessings of the here and now.