Welcome to March! Even though it still looks like deep winter out there the days are noticeably getting longer, the temperatures milder, and all of this means spring is just around the corner! There are only two spots left in the CSA for 2013, if you have been thinking about signing up, now is the time!
Well, the first two photos were the result of a camera whose shutter doesn’t open by itself completely, and a photographer who didn’t know this. All three photos are action shots of the root cellar excavation that took place last November on a cold, and at times windy, weekend. A team of helpers came out to the farm on Saturday & Sunday and with the help of this conveyor belt, we excavated enough room for someone like my self to stand upright, laid drainage pipe and back filled it (again with the help of this conveyor belt) with gravel. PHEW!
The area is kind of like a basement to one of the outbuildings here at the farm, and even through the coldest weather of January & February, the steady temperature of the earth has kept this room from dipping below zero. Since this picture was taken I have insulated the walls and ceilings, to hold that warmth from the ground. It is an excellent way to store plenty of root veggies as it is cold and moist – the two most important factors for keeping root vegetables crisp and fresh!
I have a few fall crops left for sale from the greenhouse, including:
Leeks – $3/bunch
Parsnips – $2/lb
Root Parsley – $2/lb
I regularly make trips into Collingwood, and can do the same for Thornbury, so let me know if you would like to meet up and stock up, and I’ll let know when I next expect to be in town.
I have also gotten the greenhouse going. That’s right, WE’RE COOKING WITH FIRE! Soon I’ll be starting seedlings and watching them grow.