Joyful in June
What a beautiful week we’ve had on the farm! We’ve been knocking things off of our to-do list left and right. This week we’ve been hard at work on getting in succession plantings of our summer crops, weeding all over the farm, staking and netting all of the flowers, and, of course, harvesting flowers and sending them out into the world! The weather has been amazing recently, and things on the farm are running smoothly and looking fantastic. Our amazing crew has been a joy to work with, laughing and and smiling while tackling so many tiring tasks. We can only hope that this season continues to treat us so kindly, but we’re ready for anything! After a busy month of May, it’s nice to have the opportunity to look around the farm and see all of our hard work paying off.
Get to Know Your Farmers
Amelia Phillips is in her third season working at Two Boots, and it’s so fun to have her around! Amelia is endlessly enthusiastic about plants, fruit trees, nature, and especially BUGS! When she’s not on the farm, Amelia stays busy as a co-op member at Hidden Harvest Farm in Baltimore, and is studying to become a nurse.
Amelia and I have worked together since we were both working at Real Food Farm in Baltimore and I feel grateful to get to work alongside her years later. Farming is an intense job, and it’s not always easy to find people that you can easily work with doing such a challenging job!
If you get to know Amelia, you’ll learn that her true passion is insects, and she’s always excited to share cool bug facts. Lately she’s been working hard on her bug photography skills. If you’re interested in the insects found in our area, you can follow Amelia’s new insect-only instagram @arthropod.awareness.
We’re so lucky to have Amelia as a member of our farm team. She never fails to make us laugh and she’s always willing to work super hard. Thank you, Amelia P!
This week at the JFX market we will have arugula, currants, head lettuce, spring mix, bouquets, and bunches of flowers.
Save the Date
Saturday, June 29th - Two Boots Farm Open House and Potluck - We’ll show you around the farm, share a meal, have activities for kids, and an opportunity to build your own bouquet to take home.
Saturday, July 27th - Centerpiece Workshop at the Farm - Participants will learn to design their own centerpieces with flowers from our farm, sip wine from our neighbor’s vineyard, and tour the farm in this late afternoon summer workshop. Sign up early!
Saturday, August 10th- Flower Farm Dinner- Join us for an intimate seasonal dining experience on the farm prepared by Wilde Thyme. We will roam the farm, share a meal made with produce from Two Boots and other local farms, and enjoy an evening on the farm at the height of the season.