Spring has finally sprung. At the start of last weekend it seemed that we were in the midst of the winter that wouldn’t end, by sunday afternoon the fields were clear and muddy with the only snow hanging in the northern crevices of buildings and stands of trees. We’ve gotten a few more days of sugaring in during the week and have syrup for the share tonight! We’re hoping for a run today. The rest of the forecast, however, doesn’t come close to a chilly night. Perhaps a short and sweet, though not terribly plentiful, sugaring season.
The greenhouse is filling up quickly—the onions are getting tall and the tomatoes and early summer brassicas are all up and really taking off. The smell of damp, warm soil is back in the air, and with it the promise of field work and tasty green morsels coming soon.
Also coming soon: Farm-to-Fridge meals by Flying Pancakes. Susie Smith (of Dak Bar fame) will soon be offering handcrafted, ready to bake meals with Full and By ingredients. These meals will be available right from the barn, during pick up hours, making an easy meal to heat up when you get home hungry, or freeze it for a later day. Those of you lucky enough to experience a meal catered by Susie know how amazingly delicious, nutritious and fresh her cooking is, right down to the homemade salad dressing. More info will be coming soon from Susie.
Full and By Logo to Come
Thanks to all for the spirited logo debate. It’s been fun reading so many responses and great to see the thought that has gone into all of them. The official logo will be unveiled soon.
In the Farm Shares
In the veggie share: Potatoes, cabbage, onions, garlic, shallots, carrots, beets, parsnips, celeriac, kohlrabi, radish, dried sage, wheat berries, whole wheat flour, dry beans and maple syrup.
In the meat share: All cuts of pork and beef, half and whole broiler chickens in the freezer. Lard and leaf lard are available.
- Full and By Farm: Sprouts (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Full and By Farm: Sugaring Dream Week (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Full and By Farm: Extra Cold Temperatures Create Delays (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Full and By Farm: Dreaming of Spring (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Full and By Farm: Sugaring Season (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)