Wow has it been a busy past couple of weeks! The CSA is still rolling along smoothly despite some crop failures. The hard work that we have put into the farm thus far is yielding a fair harvest for our members despite two carrot and beet plantings gone south. Tis the life of a farmer...you win some, you lose some and it's the learning how to not let it get you down too hard when things don't always work out. On the flip side, the cherry tomatoes are bumping and the heirloom tomatoes are beginning to ripen. The berries are still blessing us with their bounty and the u-pickers having been going home with buckets full. Amongst all the harvesting, markets and CSA deliveries, Brandon has been working around the clock preparing new beds and setting up irrigation. Ambrosia decided to upgrade its irrigation system to make life a little bit easier in the long run.
Both Brandon and Andréa had family visiting and they loved seeing the farm. Andréa's mom spent a morning picking berries and Brandon's father and stepmom have volunteered almost every day on the farm this past week. Having their help has been HUGE!
It was fun hosting a lasagna dinner with family from out of town. We shared stories and got to know one another and then laughed so hard playing games until we were in tears. Andréa's parents left a couple days ago and Brandon's will be heading out to explore Sisters Wilderness this weekend. The time goes by too fast.
Coming soon to the farmstand will be local honey. Homestead Honey will sell pint and quart-sized glass jars of high quality honey at a great deal to consumers. Only $10/pint and $18/quart. They use only organic and natural pest control on their hives to help combat the mite problem that afflicts so many bees today. Ambrosia Farm has a vision of one day becoming a one stop shop for all your basic food needs. Adding honey to the stand is our first step in collaborating with other local farmers to add more variety. Hope you'll come out and support us!