We hope everyone had a lovely holiday and our best wishes to you for the new year! Here at the farm, we were blessed with good food, time with family, and a little free time to curl up in front of the fire with a pile of books (and occasionally a seed catalog).
We’re looking forward to the new year. We’re also taking advantage of the slower pace of winter to reflect on the past year as we begin to shape our plans for 2015 and hopefully many more years to come. Given that our customers are the reason we do everything we do, its always helpful to hear your voice directly. So in a few weeks we will be sending out a customer survey to ensure that our planning is on track and that we’re making you all happy.
As I have looked out the farm office window the past few days, it has been fun to watch the second and third generations working together on the hoop house construction. Becca is steering this project forward and is the knowledgeable person here, as she’s worked on several farms with high tunnels, hoop houses, and winter vegetable production. I look forward to learning along with you, our customers, how this will come together and work – but also can hardly wait for the first produce to come out of it.
The tomato plants will be planted next week for our greenhouse, so….that means we are about 135 days away before the first BLT! (Yes, we’re counting down already.) We hope for as many sunny days in January and February as we’ve had this December. That will help our tomatoes along – and keep our spirits bright.
Happy New Year to everyone. Here’s hoping for a 2015 that brings great growing weather, return customers, new vegetable varieties, donuts and pies coming out of the bakery once again, and many other great farm experiences for all of us to share.
Beth and everyone at Corey Lake Orchards