Wow, what a great feeling this week to wake up to 60-degree weather, even if only for a day or so. Buds are sprouting on the trees and shrubs, spring bulbs are poking up through the soil, spring peepers are noisy in the wetlands, and days are getting longer. It really puts us in the mood for playing in the dirt outdoors!
Last weekend we attended the Purdue Indiana Small Farms Conference in Hendricks County. What a great opportunity to learn, network and really immerse ourselves in farm planning, dreaming and learning. If you are a small farmer, this is a do-not-miss annual event! We plan on implementing several new processes and management practices that we learned about at the conference this year.
This week we’ve been finishing up the maple syrup season. Lots of gathering, boiling and bottling. It’s incredibly labor intensive, and worth every minute! Unfortunately for our customers, we gather the maple crop for our family only; at this time we don’t have excess product for sale. But you can find delicious Indiana-produced maple syrup for sale at many farmers markets in Indiana. And we do have our own, locally produced, honey for sale at the farm.
This month, we are also preparing for the upcoming summer markets. We now are registered to accept WIC (Women, Infants and Children) and Senior Citizen program benefits at the Farmers Market downtown and also at our home farm stand. We are working on a process to accept credit and debit card sales as well. More on that to come in the near future.
Have a great week!