Thursday, March 14, 2019

2019 Getting Growing

The New Year is well begun.  Nearly officially Spring, and yet I don't feel ready.  My inner clock says its time but the persistent snow outdoors says its not.

Yet, the March Pullman Farmers Market is nearly here: This Saturday, March 16th from 10am to 2pm in the WSU Brelsford Visitor Center.

We don't have produce yet.  We'll work on that for future winter seasons.

We DO have information and signups for our CSA and Market Bucks programs.

Here are the brochures for those:

CSA         Market Bucks

We are still working on our planting plan, developing seed ordering lists, finding monies (Thank you CSA Members!) for purchasing things like seeds, chicks and chick feed, the last of the hay needed for our sheep flock, diesel for the tractor, etc.  

At the moment, Jason and I are both driving taxi for College Cabs so our personal monetary needs are covered and we are working on saving some funds, both from taxi driving and by being judicious with CSA funds, to allow ourselves some full time work before the Market Season actually starts bringing us our farming season income.

We also are working into our farming season some family time.  We will be taking several weekends and other time off from farming and farmers markets to spend some time with our own and extended family.  We'll play on lake Roosevelt and travel with our Scout troop on adventures into the great outdoors.  We'll even take some time as just us and "enjoy" the summer break from school.

I know, what a concept... farmers taking a vacation???

Well, we've decided that we are humans as well.  As much as we love what we do, we need time to do other things.  Enjoy the outdoors for what it is, not just what it can grow for us.  Spend time with our children as they grow.  Support our children in their activities and adventures.

You'll notice that we have made several changes to our CSA program in support of that goal.  Mainly, we will be putting several weeks worth of the CSA value onto a CSA Card that can be used as the CSA Member sees fit at our booths.  We also are offering the Market Bucks program which is designed to give the member the full financial benefit of purchasing a CSA without the limitation on their flexibility.