We are officially Winter farmers, with the addition of two hoop houses this year, now filled with lettuce, radicchio, Bok Choy, arugula, carrots, and turnips. While we've traditionally had to take the Winter off to work odd jobs and bide our time, we can now claim farming as our year-round occupation.
Winter farming is a pleasurable blend of harvesting in warm hoop houses and doing indoor work by the wood stove. Without the usual burden of frequent weeding we have in the Spring, Summer, and Fall, we have time in the Winter to make our field plans and compile excessive seed orders. It's always a pleasurable time, filled with expectations for an even better year and reflections on the past seasons, but now we get to keep eating and sharing fresh food!