Heading into December, the days are getting shorter and shorter while also seemingly getting busier and busier as we embark on the very merry holiday season!
Speaking of merry, we have had such an amazing time launching our new Classes on the Farm series here at the farm over the past month; thanks to all of you who have joined us and have helped make it such a success already! The joy will continue this holiday season and beyond: We have more curated classes and workshops coming up soon, including a Holiday Cocktails & Appetizers class being offered this Saturday, December 9th from 2-5 p.m.
Join us for a delightful and delicious afternoon as Conjure Catering owner and mixologist, Cooper Smith, guides us through the art of creating holiday cocktails and mocktails with seasonal, homemade cordials, garnishes and tinctures, as well as treats us to an incredible, seasonally-inspired, multi-course lunch served in our stunning Grapehouse. Reserve your spot here!
In between readying the farm for these fun events, we have been busy putting the ornamental flower gardens to bed and also adding heavy straw mulch to the vegetable plots, which will remain fallow over the winter to protect the soil and keep weeds at bay. In other areas of the vegetable garden and in our cut flower field, we planted cover crops which will be tilled in during the spring to help add nutrients to the soil before planting. We are busy digging and storing dahlia tubers, and the first seed catalog has just arrived in the mail!
As the holiday shopping season commences, look no further than the farm. We have a little something for everyone on your list, with subscriptions to Farm & Larder’s weekly delivery service, gift cards or gift baskets all available for purchase. And, of course if you come visit us for a workshop this month, you can shop our curated winter market here at the farm, featuring farmstead provisions and fresh-made goods from our own creamery. We would love to put together a custom gift basket or flower arrangement for you—please let us know how we can help!
On a scheduling note, the last F&L delivery of the year will be on Thursday, December 21st and then we will pick back up again per usual in the New Year—we will keep you posted on dates and details here in the next few weeks so you can mark your calendars. From all of us here at the farm, we wish you and yours a merry holiday season and a Happy New Year!