Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Winter Newsletter...

Tilly just loves the camera!
We have had a few cold days so far this winter but nothing like last year's, but we are missing the snow here at the farm! We have lots of ice to skate around on while we carry buckets of water and feed around the farm for all the animals! I think everyone is missing the snow, but with 51 days till spring here's hoping for a nice big dump of snow sooner rather than later!  

A huge thank you to everyone who has had bulk boxes this winter.  We have been providing vegetables now for nine months and it is so nice to see so many people keeping it local not just through the summer months but also through the winter.  Due to the demand this year for winter vegetables we are looking at expanding our box availability for next winter.  
We are now sold out of our bulk boxes but still have root vegetables available in our stores.  So before heading out to the grocery store please contact us for our vegetable list of what is still available at the farm.  

Market Garden Spring 2014

As we enter our seventh year here at Strattons Farm preparations are well under way for our sixth year running our CSA.
Seeds, organic potting soil and organic compost have been ordered and our kitchen table is full of spread sheets and field plans for the coming season. It's always odd for some when we are in the depths of winter to be thinking of spring greens, summer tomatoes and fall squashes but shares for the 2015 Summer CSA are selling fast, so don't leave it too long to register for this season.

Nigella's piglets in 2014 sharing some loving! 

Along with the market garden preparations, Elly and Eva are due to kid in March,  then April will see Delia pig farrow and our first batch of spring chicks arrive so we will have another busy spring on our hands.

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