Farm Journal 3/7/22

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Pick Up Locations:

The Farm – WEDNESDAY (11 – 7). We’ll set your order out, you come pick it up. (If our driveway is treacherous, we’ll set up cooler down by the purple garage).

Northside – Wednesday 12:30 – 1:00 at the parking lot on Union Place by Allegheny Commons. Ask about delivery options.

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This weekend, we attended the Farm to Table event in collaboration with the Home and Garden Show. Tons of new faces trying our Apple Fennel sausage, buying samplers of frozen meat and checking out our large soap display! Greg rigged up our required hand-washing station so the customers could ‘wash their hands’, and it worked well to help sell some soap. It was strange getting out all of the old marketing displays, and giving the farm spiel over and over and over again.

The most strategic piece of marketing was like a military dog-tag that we had printed with our website on one side and the words ‘Free Combo’ on the other. Any folks who stopped by the booth and told us that they frequented our same farmers markets, got a free meal on us… only if they can keep track of that dog-tag for another couple months!

Annie and Mary have been keeping up with the greenhouse and seedling work, while I’m working on making our paperwork load easier this year. Its tiring to work on business accounting when you’re used to working outside and being a mom. I’m trying to write down what I’m doing to make things easier to pick them up on the go. I can’t imagine staying on top of the book-work during August, but other farmers say its possible (Shelley Oswald, at Old Time Farm, is our inspiration)!

I sent Greg on the annual mission to clean-out and start-up the propane heaters in the greenhouse. He’s been antsy to get the red tractor back from the dealer (we haven’t told you the story behind that yet!), and work on the water and composting systems. With the weather so nice, I took his extra shift at the Farm to Table to let him putter around the farm. The 3 a.m. farm worries have started as I try not to think of ever-growing to-do list before spring really does arrive.

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