sliding into march

The title of this post reflects how far into March we seem to be, and in the blink of an eye, or so it seems. It also reflects our literal sliding on ice, snow, and mud all of the time. The weekly photo looks approximately as it did 1 week ago, except with considerably more sun and slightly less snow!

 veg field photo #2, March 12, 2018

veg field photo #2, March 12, 2018

The big news this week is official approval as a producer-vendor at the Midtown Minneapolis Farmers Market! This is the market in Minneapolis that we know best - I visited on and off during each of the years I lived in the city. It is located on Lake Street, a busy and diverse east-west corridor in south Minneapolis, and is adjacent to the Midtown/Lake St station served by the blue line train. Our first market day is May 19, and we will have a stall there every subsequent Saturday through the end of October. We are very excited for the market to start up!

 sowing kale seeds in the living room

sowing kale seeds in the living room

Seeding of veggies, herbs, and flowers continues, and we have now progressed to a point where I am beginning to feel uncomfortable about not having a greenhouse. This morning, I seeded beets, kale, echinacea, parsley, chives, rosemary, and anise hyssop, a total of 10 trays, which will be a lot to manage in the unconventional way in which we are dealing with seedlings now. The weather is gradually warming, though, and we are looking to have our greenhouse up by this weekend!

 olympic red kale

olympic red kale

Our temporary seeding space is much brighter and warmer than the basement, where we had been doing this work. It is quite pleasant and keeps our hands healthier, out of the cold!

Thanks for reading :-)

-pppp

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