Hello, January! The Latest News from Farm & Larder and Bella Luna Farms
Happy New Year! As 2017 gets underway, we would first like to convey a heartfelt thanks: We have been delivering our weekly boxes filled with fresh, seasonal fare and housemade provisions for three years now! We couldn’t do it without you and truly appreciate your enthusiastic feedback and support. To our new 2017 subscribers, welcome! We cannot wait to share the best of the farm with you in the year ahead.
As we wind down from the busy holiday season, it is now a time of planning here at the farm. The year dawned with beautiful clear and cold weather, the dry spell affording us with more opportunities to work in some of our new growing areas. These areas are heavily mulched now for winter with composted straw and hay from the barns. January is also the month for slating out upcoming cheesemaking (including a visit from our friend and consultant, cheesemaker Peter Dixon), gardening and cooking classes for the spring, and for pouring through seed and plant catalogs looking for new vegetable varieties to order for this summer.
But perhaps one of the most exciting developments for 2017 is the debut of our new event venue, The Sweetbriar. Nestled on thirty picturesque acres in Fall City, the outdoor site will provide a stunning canvas for special events with a panoramic view of Mount Si and sweeping open meadows. Like events at Bella Luna, The Sweetbriar will offer a true farm-to-table experience for weddings, family gatherings and other special occasions by offering locally-grown seasonal fare served in a natural-chic Northwest setting. (Interested in holding an event there? Just send us a note: firstname.lastname@example.org.)
We hope your New Year is off to a terrific start—here’s to good growing and great eating in 2017!