*We were featured in the Post Star (FRONT PAGE!) and The American Prospect. The Post Star article got some of the numbers a little upside-down (they reported we bought the farm for $95k, which is insane! I'd cut off my pinky to get this farm for that little... and they also said Luke is driving to NYC three times a week to work in film production--that's over 1,200 miles of driving each week?! Three times a month is a little more accurate...)
*We bought and erected a used walk-in cooler. We'd originally planned to buy a used truck reefer body and mount it outside the north wall of the barn, but we needed a very particular size and couldn't find it. I suspect the cooler might be a better plan, anyway, and the price was right.
*Even though we haven't had any normal rain in almost 2 weeks now, we did get nailed with hail last week. We were cleaning out the hay mow (so we could put away all the stuff we displaced when we cleaned out the lower barn and shed) and heard what sounded like a small war going off on the roof of the adjoining pole barn. We immediately rushed outside and frantically dragged in as many of our tender transplants (who were all outside hardening off in anticipation of transplanting) as we could. We somehow escaped with reasonably minimal damage despite the pretty good sized chunks of ice pelting down. The dog, Tucker, was thrilled--he likes to eat ice, so this was like snacks from Heaven.
*The upper field is a total sandbox now, which we're battling with nearly a thousand feet of layflat laid up a hill, through a culvert, and up more hill. The nearly 50' of lift is more than our little pump (bought used and intended to only work on the flats for now) is up for, so we have to move the gun twice as often for half as much irrigated ground... but it's working. Temps in the upper 90's are keeping us sweating, but we'd much rather have too dry than too wet.
*We did our first two markets. We had less product than we would have liked, but the product was beautiful, we got a ton of positive feedback, and nearly sold out both days. We're really excited to be a part of the Glens Falls and Schenectady markets, and look forward to attending Ballston Spa soon.
*We continue to bust our humps to bring you the very best naturally-grown veggies!