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First CSA Box for 2011 Season

Posted 5/25/2011 9:39pm by Andy Watson.

Welcome to the 2011 growing season! The beginning of the season is always a special time for us on the farm. Getting out into the fields after the long cold winter is refreshing and energizing. The Sprouting Acres Crew hit the ground running this season and has been working non-stop to get the new season off to a great start. Preparation for this season has been on our minds, of course, since last year. We wanted to expand our field space so we have been working on a new plot. We worked up the new land and planted cover crop to till in for nutrients. The new field bed is now ready for the season. Keeping the soil in prime condition is a priority for most organic farmers. We sent in our soil samples for testing this winter for analysis.  After we got the results, we purchased nutrients and minerals added them to all of our fields this spring. We have also re-organized the field dimensions and plot layout for easier record keeping and crop rotation.

In addition to all the work in the fields, we are also keeping up with our organic licensing requirements. This is our 3rd year with Midwest Organic Services Association (MOSA) and each year we must send in quite a bit of paperwork. We are also looking forward to our annual inspection.

During the last 2 weeks, we’ve been carefully tending all the transplants. Each plant is grown by seed in our greenhouses and when planted outdoors, we want to make sure they are adequately watered and weeded. So, we made a big push this week to get the irrigation set up and made sure all the beds were weeded. Despite the weather, the farm has not had much rain so this was a needed feat for the week. We hope you thoroughly enjoy your box! 

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