Spring’s Arrival on Full Circle’s Griffin Creek Farm
This post is written by our Griffin Creek Farm Director – Doug Langum
As farmers we prepare all winter for the arrival of spring. There are lots of cold days working our way through equipment that has to perform all summer long. In the worst weather we retreat to the office to spend time planning the timing of planting and harvest of all of our produce. It’s during this time that the excitement for the new season really begins.
As we start to think of all of the wonderful products and different varieties we are going to sample this year, spring fever really begins to set in. As each day passes we know we are getting closer to planting and it becomes increasingly difficult to remain patient.
A couple of occasional warm sunny days really gets us racing to be ready for the long summer. This spring however we are again reminded that we are not in charge. When winter decides to leave us and when spring arrives has nothing to do with our well thought out planting schedule. No matter how many times a day we look at the weather report we simply can’t seem to make it change.
Winter is holding on tight this year and seems to be very stubborn in wanting to leave. The native trees in our area are all blooming and starting to grow leaves signaling that they are ready for spring as well. Our greenhouses are packed full of little seedlings that are ready to head out to the fields but must continue to wait.
It’s at times like these that we can really reflect on how important our environment is and our responsibility to care for our land. Taking care of our soil also has the wonderful benefit of providing so many great tasting products for all of our friends. Even though we are all excited to get started out in the fields we will continue to remain patient for spring to truly arrive.
Want to know more about the people that grow your food? Check out the post Our Farm Family for some of the faces from the fields. Have questions about the farm? Leave them in the comments below!