This week was major exciting for the student farmers!!!
Saturday of this weekend we spent the day at the Amherst Winter Farmer’s Market! We had a table with info packets, UMass Student Farm bags and stickers, and a sign warning shoppers to get ready for our transplants! Combined with the smiling Student Farmer’s standing behind– who could resist stopping by?
We had lots of curious customers stop by and ask us what our deal was. ‘Are we connected to the Permaculture Garden?’ was one of the popular questions, naturally. ‘Not directly!’ we would respond, then explaining how we collaborate by growing transplants for them!
Lots of people were excited by our presence at the market! We are farmers like them!
The feel of the Winter Farmer’s Market is great. There is always someone playing music, which sets such a nice calm scene. Kids love it there, running around from table to table, while their parents stroll along beside them. Farmer’s standing at their tables with friendly faces– and taste testers are always a plus!
Check out the Amherst Winter Farmer’s Market Page on Facebook at:
Or the website!
But that’s not all! Today was an eventful day for the group as well. We started off the day with some seeding in the greenhouse. We have a LOT of onions to seed, and some leeks too! Since, it was so beautiful outside this morning, working in the greenhouse getting our hands dirty was so enjoyable.
This afternoon, we had a very fancy lunch with Tom Hastings and some of the high ups in the veggie department in Big Y! We showed them some of our plans for the crops we are growing and hope to create a relationship with them for the future!
Once they had left, we got down to business and figured out the final amounts of seeds we need to order for each crop. Things are getting real. Real quick! This weather is just adding to our excitement!