Cool Flowers, Hot Days
Are you all tired of this heat yet? Farmers can always find something to complain about when it comes to the weather, so our nice, long, comfortable Spring felt a little strange. Now we get to whine about how hot we are and how badly we need a good rain! That said, we’re enjoying everything summer provides us, and despite the heat, we really have no reason to complain. And, we’re already looking towards cooler weather! This week we seeded our first round of overwintered cool flowers in the greenhouse. The same kinds of Spring flowers we’ve finished harvesting in the past couple of weeks or are nearing their final harvests— campanula, rudbeckia, snapdragons, dianthus, and more— we seeded our first plantings of on July 4th last year! Now that we’ve seeded the flowers in the greenhouse, they’ll hang out there for a few months before we plant them out in the Fall, once we’ve cleared space in the field to make room for these overwintered blooms! There’s so much planning that must happen to make a farm function, and we’re always thinking ahead to the next season. It’s easy to assume that most of farming is planting and harvesting, but there’s so much more to it! It takes a whole lot of thought, spreadsheets, and time to bring you our beautiful blooms and delicious produce week after week. Farming is often as mentally challenging as it is physically!
Get to Know Your Farmers
Kaiti Larue joined our crew this Spring, and she’s been a great addition to the farm. She’s got experience with vegetable farming, and has taken to flowers like a pro! Kaiti also kills it when it comes to our Friday produce harvest— if you’ve been buying our veggies at the market, chances are, she harvested it! It’s a dream to have Kaiti on the farm- she’s patient, attentive, and caring, and we’ve really enjoyed getting to know her. Personally, I feel super lucky to have met someone else whose interests include plants, quilting and birds! When she’s isn’t working at Two Boots, Kaiti can often be found serving up delicious vegan meals at Farm to Face Cafe in Lauraville.
This week at the JFX market we will have arugula, carrots, cherry tomatoes, head lettuce, spring mix, shishito peppers, bouquets, and bunches of flowers.
Save the Date
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.