|Good Earth Farm||
May 25-28, 2018 9am to 5pm
We hope this finds you doing well! It is mid-winter and we have gone from deep freeze to spring rains and back to snow again. Through it all, the days are getting slightly longer and the sun is beginning to climb a little higher in the sky each day. Pretty soon the sun will bring us spring and another season to plant our gardens. Just as the sun gets stronger and brings us spring, it's a good time to open our hearts to everyone we meet and do our little bit to bring spring to the world.
Here is our plant order form for 2018. We hope you will allow us to grow some seedlings for your garden this year. We have over 25 new varieties this year. Many of them are based on your requests and recommendations. Our greenhouses will be open on Memorial Day weekend, Friday, May 25 through Monday, May 28 (9 to 5 each day) for you to pick up your plants. If you are traveling that weekend, just let us know and we will set aside your plants until you return.
As always, we grow our seedlings in the wonderful potting soil from Ideal Compost Company in Peterborough. Their compost-based potting soil is the foundation of growing healthy plants. Our seeds are sourced locally. Our biggest suppliers of seeds are three companies from Maine and Vermont: FEDCO Seeds, High Mowing Seeds and Johnny's Seeds. This is our 32nd year as certified organic farmers. We are glad to be a part of the local and organic food movement.
We hope you will spend some time on our website. It has links to all of the varieties that we grow. You can click on a variety there, and you will be taken directly to the description and photograph of that variety on the seed company's website, just in case you are wondering what that flower, tomato or zucchini really looks like. Also, on the website, there are gardening tips for growing most of the crops on our seedling list. These tips come from our own experience and from talking with you, which we love to do when you come to pick up your plants in May. Our website is maintained by our friends Steve and Jeanne Wishengrad of the Data Collaborative, a web application development company located in Durham.
Also enclosed is a copy of our green Fall Vegetable Order Form. If you would like to supplement your own garden with some storage and root crops, please send that form back to us, too.
We look forward to seeing you in May. If possible, please send us your order form by February 28th. (The truth is that we get a lot of forms in the mail during the first few weeks of March, and that is fine!) Sometimes it is hard to believe that spring will really come - but it will! We hope to see you in May.
Dave and Linda