Farm & Garden Notes: Hello, June!


It sure feels like June, doesn’t it? From baby birds leaving their nests and the new honeybees buzzing about to the abundance of beautiful blooms, it seems as if summer has already arrived at the farm:

The annuals and perennials have begun to produce a riot of color in the expanding cutting garden, lush with garden roses, delphiniums, sweet peas, lilies and salpiglossis. These beauties have also inspired an exciting new series here at the farm, our upcoming Garden Party classes! Come spend a relaxing and informative afternoon at the farm learning the basics of floral arrangement, with tips and tricks from florist Alicia Schwede. A farm-fresh lunch is included and each participant will create a stunning floral arrangement to take home. Choose from three different offerings in themes ranging from late summer dahlias to fragrant lavender ($250 per person per class); for more information, and to sign up, visit our Workshops & Events page.

Thanks to our unusually warm and early spring, we are already enjoying a wealth of fresh produce, from pea vines and hearty greens to the first strawberries of the season, as we prepare for the next phase of crops, spending the long, warm evenings working in the gardens. The eggplants, tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers are all in the soil, new lettuces are sown weekly and the Bella Luna fruit trees are set with fruit in the orchard. (We can’t wait for arrival of plums, pears and apples in the coming months!) Soon, the first cherries and raspberries will also ripen in all their juicy glory.

We hope to see you at the farm soon—here’s to great summer!

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