This is the time of the year at the Roots & Wings farm when our anticipation and eagerness for the upcoming season becomes heightened. Our garden beds have been prepped, compost added, and the drip lines have been pulled out of storage, repaired, and placed on the farm.
Our seeds have arrived, and we have already started to grow new seedlings. Some have been transplanted already in our High Tunnels, and others will be transplanted in the coming weeks. Some of the recent vegetables transplanted were cabbage and peas. As the weather changes and we reach our last frost date on April 30, we will begin transplanting and directing seeding outside.
In the High Tunnel, we tested several varieties of vegetables to see how well they would overwinter. In late fall 2022, we planted Bok Choy, Red Russian Kale, Arugula, Collard greens, and Mustard greens, and they are all doing well. Yatte has already harvested some to take home. Harvesting fresh vegetables at this time of the year is so exciting!
On another positive note, our new farm apprentice will start in early May. Also. we have a group of students from Freeport High School coming to volunteer at the farm. These are Agriculture Science students, so we anticipate a robust conversation around our shared interests. We welcome other organizations to partner with us in our work at Roots Wings farm and garden. Volunteers are welcome as well.
Finally, you should sign up for a Roots & Wings CSA share if you want fresh, organically grown vegetables. This is our 10th year offering CSA shares, and we grow over 45 different varieties of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Attached is the link to our website, where you can find more information about our program.