Spring is here, and already I can feel myself getting antsy every time I think about summer, finding it harder and harder to focus on anything as the school year winds down and the days get warmer.
Though we’ve been hard at work these past two months planning for production, finally it feels like we’re really farming- we’ve had the opportunity to test run a few tractors, witness a direct seeder at work, and have even gotten to pull up some black plastic kindly left for us by the 2015 crew- a real fun time, if you haven’t experienced it (just imagine the smell of rotting brassicas). Writing this, I can hear so clearly an old boss of mine yelling jokingly and enthusiastically “Now we’re farming!” as we complete tasks like these. Indeed, now we are farming.
One of the coolest things about supporting us is that you have the opportunity to really get to know us. Too often people are grossly disconnected from their food. I think if people bridged this gap then there wouldn’t be nearly as many problems with food production as there are today. I have hope that if people saw first-hand the destruction resulting from some conventional farms (pollution, loss of biodiversity, over-reliance on fossil fuels, etc.) then maybe they would choose the more sustainable one… even if the price tag was a little higher.
So get to know your farmers! Wednesday April 6th is the official kick-off farmer’s market: we will be in the Cape Cod lounge of the Student Union from 12:30-4:30pm. Come say hello, and maybe sign up for a CSA share! We certainly aren’t doing everything right, but you can rest assured that we care about the food we grow, and at the very least that we know the things we should be doing better.