We will have greens starting second week of March !These harvests will be at the self serve store at 3 Farm. We keep experimenting with micro greens and pea shoots. So far we have spent close to $1000 on propane for the greens greenhouse. W e have to make that back in micros in order to say it was worth starting the greenhouse a month earlier. We do supplement the gas with wood but the stove is frightfully inefficient. ( Its like heating your kitchen with a toaster oven!). After this spring we should be able to decide whether an interior wood boiler would pay for itself in what we harvest in early spring and into late fall. Why go to all this trouble? We are determined to feed you all as much as possible as well as add to our meager income..
Surprised we use the word "meager" to describe our income? Actually most farmers in Vermont have outside incomes to float their farms.At Someady we are trying to make a sole living on farming. You would think that an 8 days/week schedule would produce the funds to keep us in the black. We keep readjusting greenhouse production crops, number of birds, market avenues. Perhaps its just how it is with farming.As Mara learned in her visits to various farms throughout Europe outside farm incomes are just part of small scale agriculture. There is just something more to farming than making a profit. We feed ourselves, feed you, and are leaving our tended lands healthier than when we first set foot in our furrowed fields.
Gotta get back to the greenhouse tho. Bet that toaster oven woodstove needs stoking. Wonder if i can snip off a few pea shoot tendrils in the dark....mighty tasty any time of the night or day!
Scout from Someday