The first two sale dates at the Howard Street Farm (of 9 total this spring) got us to a surprisingly good start on our fundraising goals for this year, despite the unseasonably cool weather. We had a steady stream of customers bringing home cool weather seedlings for their home gardens and container planting. Kale seemed to be quite popular on Saturday; we just about sold out of the 3 trays of seedlings we brought that day. Other fast-movers were swiss chard, bok choy, and sugar snap peas. Luckily, we still have several trays for the remainder of our sales!
In addition to the sale, we hosted a few volunteer groups on the Farm – all in all about 50 people muddied their boots while spreading wood chips over wet spots near our shed and preparing our 15 raised beds and 3 crop rows for planting. It’s so great to see so much work getting done in the span of just a couple days!
We’re honored to be carrying out our mission of providing hands-on educational opportunities for the community while building a local food resource for all to share. The interest and excitement we consistently see from our community – volunteering on the Farm and snapping up healthy, organic seedlings – reminds us that there is a growing hunger for urban agriculture in our area!