|Greetings from the Farm,It feels like spring has finally sprung with consistent balmy weather on the horizon. The Greenhouse at the Grange Farm is back in action, working hard to help our seeds sprout. We’ve got onions, and arugula, and parsley (oh my!) in the works. Meanwhile, we’re using our microgreen rack setup in the Pack Shed to start some of our summer tomatoes. Check out the Photos From the Farm section to see the first buds of spring!
Lyon Bakery Goodies: In the line up on the Online Farm Store this week, we are offering a selection of baked goods from our partners at Lyon Bakery. For procurement purposes, these items will leave the store at 3pm today (3/9) so place your order ASAP!
Feathered Fosters Update: We’ve been receiving a number of questions about our Feathered Fosters for 2023, and we’d like to provide our community with a quick update about the program. Due to continued concerns surrounding Avian Flu outbreaks in commercial settings and wildlife spread, we’ve decided to put Feathered Fosters on hold for this year. In addition to reducing the risk to our flock, we want to reduce the risk of exposure for our Willowsford Farm community. While the baby chicks have reduced individual risk of Avian flu, our current facilities are not equipped to reduce wildlife risk to zero. Out of an abundance of caution, and for the protection of the flock as whole, the choice was clear for halting the 2023 program. We know this is disappointing to hear, and we welcome any questions that you may have about our Avian Flu protocols and Farm operations. Please feel free to reach out to us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org
Let’s Get Flexible!: Due to the Let’s Talk Trash event this weekend, there will be a slight adjustment to the Saturday pickup schedule for the Off-Season Program. Those who order before the Friday 3pm cutoff will receive an email to schedule a pick up time this weekend. More details will be provided in said email. We want to say thank you for your continued support of Willowsford Farm in the off-season and we are looking forward to the full 2023 season!
Connect With Us : Join us for one of our upcoming programs or volunteer alongside us. Visit the Conservancy Events, Instagram or Facebook pages for details.
Eat well, be well,
– The Willowsford Farm Team