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Hello friends and CSA members,

I want to share some exciting news with you. We are finally starting the process of purchasing a farm less than 3 miles away from our current leased farmland in Sandusky County. We have waited for an opportunity to purchase this property for many, many years. It’s going to take some patience, but hopefully we can push through and complete the sale.

The property will enable us to expand production slowly through a wider rotation and increased acreage. This will prevent disease and maintain high quality soils throughout both farming locations. Building quality soils takes time and investment. We have been modifying our fertility management practices through the years to combine cover crops, manure, compost and minerals.

I am beyond excited for our employees, CSA members and wholesale customers. More details to come in the very near future…

Seedlings 2018

Greenhouse production for this season has been cranking along now for the last couple of weeks. Fennel, shallots, leeks, celery root and many other varieties have started to emerge. We will propagate peppers and many other crops next week to ensure a steady supply this summer.

It’s very important for us to connect the dots this month in terms of how many members we are growing for. Are we growing for you and your family this year? With the new farm a possibility, we want to be conservative and not overproduce quantities and varieties of food that we don’t have a home for.

It’s been 12 years since this project got started and in my mind it feels like yesterday. My body doesn’t agree with that sentiment. Time flies, but for Jaime, myself and our employees the goals that we set forth over a decade ago are starting to look possible. All of you, our CSA members are the cornerstone piece that fostered all of this ambition.

So here we all are. From nothing to something, an idea can become reality. I’m proud of all of us. We built a farm together and that is what this is all about. Thank yourself. We thank you for the investment all of these years.

In Soil We Trust,

Farmer Adam

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