Gearing up for Spring


Some weeks have passed since the arrival of the vernal equinox.  With this Spring season, there is new life on the horizon.  Birds are migrating back from their winter homes in the South, trees and flowers are starting to awaken and bloom, and the precipitation has since morphed from its solid form to the liquid form.  If only this were a time of tranquility…


Already, the end of the Spring semester is upon us.  There is no time to waste, and each of the 7 work groups in our farm class has been busy as bees preparing for the growing season.  Every week, we get our hands dirty as countless soil blocks are formed and a bounty of seeds is planted. There are going to be dozens of great products that we’ll be able to harvest for you.  In addition to the field work, we have been busy balancing our time with our in class lectures.  We have learned about numerous important topics which pertain to our organic farm such as budgeting, farm layouts, market analysis, and seed selection.  

After browsing through various catalogues and websites, my group was able to pick a nice selection of various flowers, fruits, and vegetables that we hope you’ll enjoy.  The snapdragons and pansies are going to be bright and will certainly bring some color to your home.  Personally, the hybrid melon is something to look forward to.  It is a fusion of a cantaloupe and a honeydew melon.  As always, we’ll also have the timeless classics available: heirloom tomatoes, peppers, onions, and carrots.  Be sure to arrive early to get the best selection! The East Bank Market opens in early July; we’ll see you soon! 

Dustin Nelson

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