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From winter hats to sunhats this week on the farm!

Posted 5/4/2018 11:08am by John and Aimee Good.

Farmers love to talk about the weather. It is the ultimate deciding factor in our daily decisions. We consult the weather reports at least 3 times a day, in fact, often more. It is constantly changing, day to day and season to season. It has a huge impact on the crops we are raising, and we have no control over it. Yes, farmers need to talk about the weather. It is central to what we do.

The weather took us for a roller-coaster ride this week.

On Monday we were shivering in our flannels and ear warmers, planting 100 cedar tree saplings for a windbreak and living fence on the northeast side of the farm. They are just babies now, but in ten years we hope they will shelter the buildings from the winter winds.

 

 

Speaking of winds, the re-construction of the front of the barn (which was lifted and thrown in the crazy windstorm in March) has begun! We are very excited. We are enclosing the front right, which will be our veggie wash station. Barn entrance is on the left. Posts are spaced closer, and all posts are firmly anchored in poured concrete. Check out the progress thus far. . .

 

Back to the weather.  By the middle of the week we were setting up irrigation to water the hot and thirsty plants. (not to mention the hot and thirsty farmers. We tested it to make sure the water was cold and wet - it was!)

We set up the sprinkler system to water the young broccoli which we planted this week. They are covered with the mini-tunnels you see here of wire hoops and row covers, to protect them from pests such as the cabbage moth. Doing double duty, the covers also help protect from temperature extremes and conserve soil moisture. 

Strawberry plants began flowering this week! May berry flowers bring June berries! Looking forward to the start of the CSA harvest season in June!

 P.S. We started an instagram account - check us out at goodfarmcsa on instagram.

Your farmers,

John and Aimee Good

The Good Farm

www.goodfarmcsa.com

8112 Church Road

Germansville PA 18053

484-262-0675

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The Good Farm is a certified organic farm raising vegetables, berries, flowers, and herbs for a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) and farmer's market. Farmers John and Aimee Good specialize in providing the best quality and most flavorful varieties of the vegetables you love to eat- the staples! We have happy members - over 70% return every year!

 

Many customers say they eat healthier, feel better, learn to cook new things, save money, and even lose weight by joining the farm. We are all connected to farming, as we are all eaters. Experience seasonal eating. Support a type of farm that you can believe in; the kind you imagined as a child; where people pick the produce by hand, the soils are thriving, and the fields are full of life. Become a CSA member or visit The Good Farm at the Trexlertown Farmer's Market. Because "it's all GOOD!"

 

"Eating is an agricultural act" - Wendell Berry

8112 Church Rd.
Germansville, PA 18053
484-262-0675
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