One of the best parts about planting this year?? We have a wagon!! All of the plants we were taking to the field made it in one trip! All of our onion transplants can ride out to the field in one trip! Another wonderful part about this year is that it isn't our first year here! So many things feel less ambiguous. This tale of success starts with a tale of woe. Last fall we tried get a cover crop in on the land to be planted this year. Due to a poorly timed equipment failure (fuel line sucking air) and (aren't they all?), lack of rain, and then an abrupt hard freeze, we didn't pull it off. I was miserable all winter looking at the bare fields and worrying about losing our soil, grateful when it was covered with snow. But this spring, thanks to the bald landscape, we have been able to see all the bumps and dips and figure out where the spring fields are and where the summer fields are. It has allowed us to make a more accurate and functional field map as well as take better care of our soil. Also, the pre-prep last fall, cover crop or no, has made the ground so much more willing to cooperate with our efforts. A simple pass with a disc is enough to stall the weeds that have just now begun to green up.
Another exciting event that should be on your radar is the Chelsea farmers' market annual spring fundraiser. Important to know, this delicious, locally sourced brunch is THIS Saturday, April 28th. You can register through evenbrite or email. You can find more information here, but this is what they have to say about it.
It is that time again – our annual spring fundraiser is just around the corner! On April 28th between 10am and 12pm at the Chelsea First United Methodist Church we will host a brunch to gear you, our beloved community, up for our market season!
Our farmers markets work to promote and inspire healthy eating and living during our seasons; through attendance of our fundraiser you will be supporting those efforts and indulging in a delicious meal prepared by Bruce Reeve of Tunk’s Kitchen! The generated revenue of the tickets will go toward our food education and food demonstration opportunities at the Saturday and Wednesday markets!
Enjoy the sunshine!!
Helen and The Lake Dividers
Flowering Kale! Use it like rapini
Micro Greens- Spicy mix
Micro greens- Mild mix
Potatoes: delicious buttery gold ones and fingerlings!
Transplants! Herbs, Kale, Chard, Squash and Tomatoes!
*We send this email out before harvest, and although we do our very best to make accurate predictions, crops and quantities found at market may vary.
Markets, always rain or shine!
Saturday: Ann Arbor
The Ann Arbor Market is located in the Kerrytown District at 315 Detroit St, Ann Arbor, MI. The market runs from May thru December, 7 am to 3 pm and January thru April from 8 am to 3 pm.