Happy New Year! As 2022 gets underway, we would first like to convey our heartfelt thanks: We have been delivering our weekly boxes filled with fresh, seasonal fare and housemade provisions going on nine years now! We couldn’t do it without you and truly appreciate your enthusiastic feedback and support, especially during this past two years as we all adapted to the changing world around us. To our new 2022 subscribers, welcome! We cannot wait to share the best of the farm with you in the year ahead.
As we wind down from the holiday season, now is a time of planning here at the farm. Seed catalogs are beginning to arrive, a most awaited and favorite time to read of new varieties and old favorites, reminding us of the delights of spring with the anticipation of new seedlings soon to be popping up in the greenhouse!
After the heavy snowfall over Christmas weekend and the frigid cold days that have followed, the year has started with even more snow flurries, which has kept us clad in our winter gear and trusty snow boots as we trudge about the farm caring for the animals. The “girls” are still busy laying while all snug in their coop and the other resident animals are staying warm and toasty, cuddled up in extra straw to weather the cold nights.
As the weather has kept us in the farm kitchen a bit more, we are busy looking through cookbooks new and old for inspiration for seasonal winter fare to share. From hearty soups and rich pasta sauces to luscious risottos and more, we always love making the best of what the Northwest has to offer during the winter months. Our gardening company, Parterre, is busy each day doing and planning for our clients’ gardens as well, with wintertime tasks such as pruning and mulching taking place, as well as creating new planting designs for spring.
We hope your New Year is off to a safe and healthy start—here’s to great growing, connecting and eating in 2022!