We are crazy into spring and having filled the nursery greenhouse, have moved into the quonset greenhouse and close to filling that up! This week we have seeded 3000+ cabbage (4 varieties) 2000 broccoli, second round of lettuce 1200, many sweet peppers and I even snuck in some new flowers that will make my heart swoon if I can get them to grow and bloom.
Thank you, thank you to all our CSA members who have already sent in your membership. I am mailing out brochures this week. After much discussion we have decided we are ready to enlarge our membership and in that effort I plan to send everyone a couple brochures if you feel so included to pass them on to someone who might be interested in our CSA. A couple factors have gone into this decision. First we think we can handle the extra production; after all these years of record keeping and skill building it seem like the right time to do this. Second, though the East Lansing Farmers Market is a great, growing market for us The Meridian Farmers Market sales have flatted and even diminished over the last few years. Mainly this has to do with the market managements decision of adding so many new vendors while not addressing the issue of its limited parking availability. Way more vendors, same amount of foot traffic = less in sales, a phenomena that has plagued many farmers markets over the last few years with the rapid growth of farmers markets. So in an effort to keep the farm in a healthy financial place we will be offering more shares. So let your friends know!!