Spring 2012 at Bellair Farm


Dear Members, Friends, and Fans,

As you’ve no doubt noticed, spring has officially and emphatically SPRUNG! And the Bellair Farm crew is springing in to a frenzy of action to match it. The greenhouse overfloweth with onion, cabbage, lettuce, broccoli, and other seedlings. Beets, carrots, spinach and peas are in the ground, sending up tentative tendrils. This week saw the first onions, some of which were seeded at the “Unearthing” event back in January, go into the ground. Our first batch of potato seed arrived today, and was cut in to seed chunks and nestled in damp hills of earth in about two shakes of a lamb’s tail. The garlic that was planted at the end of last season is sending shoots up through its straw mulch and is looking to be a fine crop. The raptor count seems to grow every day, new passerine bird arrivals are adding their voices to the cacophony of nature, butterflies and bees are about their work- it’s a good time to be alive, and the best time, in my opinion, to be a farmer. A new season lies before us, green and new, and all things seem possible.

Speaking of possibilities, Bellair Farm CSA still has some membership spots available. We are looking to double our numbers this year, so if you’ve been considering a share, or know someone else who might enjoy the benefits of membership, please don’t hesitate to ask questions and come down to the farm to see what it’s all about. For more information, call farm manager Jamie Barrett at 434 262 9021, send an e-mail to bellairfarm@gmail.com , check out our website bellairfarm.com, and visit our Facebook page, Bellair Farm CSA . Whether you’re a member or not, don’t be a stranger- schedule a visit, we’d love to see you.
okra seedlings 

 

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