Greetings from Dancing Hen Farm!
The buying club is now open for ordering to be delivered this weekend. (1/20 and 1/21). Ordering will close Thursday (1/19) morning at 5 am. We still have a good supply of Dancing Hen Farm Apple Orchard pork available, as well as eggs, potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, and cabbage, as well as Wild for Salmon portions and burgers.
This was a busy week on farm. The greenhouse Farmer Don has been working on is quickly nearing completion. As you probably remember from past newsletters, this greenhouse has two layers of plastic to help with insulation and a woodstove. Both layers of plastic are now attached and the woodstove is now in position. A bit more work needs to be completed on the end walls and the stove pipe and then we will be ready to plant! A HUGE thank you to Lydia and Ken for their help with this project.
Speaking of Lydia. This week we say "good bye" to Lydia as she moves onto another adventure in life. She is moving to Helena, Montana to work with a community garden project. Lydia worked for us for 4 years and hopefully she will be able to use some of the knowledge she gain here in her new job. Good Luck Lydia and don't forget to come back to visit. Or maybe we will have to venture out to Montana!
Winter is a time for us to review past growing seasons and plan for the coming season. It is hard for us to believe that this will be our 10th year of growing at this location! We have learned so much, but we feel we still have so much to learn. In 2017, we will continue to offer our CSA, but we have decided to shorten our main, summer, season and offer an expanded fall season. That's a total of 26 weeks of vegetable deliveries if you choose to participate in both the summer and fall CSA! Egg and chicken shares will also be available to our CSA members. New this year we are experimenting with cut flower production. For this season, flowers will be available at the farm markets we attend.
Thanks again, to each of you, for your continued support of our small family farm and local agriculture.