If the longer days and (slightly) warmer temps have you yearning for spring, you’re not alone! While we’re aching for sunshine, crisp carrots, and fresh-cut blooms, our farmers have already started working to make that happen!
Babies and Seedlings
At Terra Topia in the Silver Valley, Cindy and Michael Weston have already welcomed 7 goat kids. The babies are brought indoors and kept toasty warm for a couple of weeks, before being moved into a greenhouse.
The Weston’s are milking goats and bottle feeding babies twice daily. They sell raw goat’s milk, kefir and both soft and aged goat cheeses at the Saturday Farmers’ Market, along with a variety of vegetables.
Sheppard Ranch high in Cougar Gulch still has several feet of snow in places, but the sheep and pigs can’t resist being outdoors during the day.
Owner John Sheppard has been feeding them via snowmobile this winter, with help from his daughters. This will be his second year selling pork by-the-cut and free-range eggs at the Saturday market.
Susi Faville, The Tomato Lady of Mountain View Farm, moved her farm to Pinehurst last fall and is alternating her time between digging out her hoop house and starting her tomato and pepper seeds inside. Susi has been selling plant starts, berries, vegetables and cut and dried flowers, plus making jam, for 23 years.
Get The Fresh Sheet
We’re looking forward to seeing you when the market season kicks off on May 13th (the day before Mother’s Day)! The Wednesday market opens the 17th. In the meantime, please explore and enjoy our new website. We hope it makes the information you’re looking for easier to find. The Fresh Sheet (our blog) will be your guide to what we’re harvesting each week and how to cook with it, as well as inside looks at our member farmers, and special events coming up at the market. Stay in-the-know and sign up using the form to the right.
See you May 13th!
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