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Less than 3 weeks to CSA pickups!

Posted 5/18/2018 2:32pm by John and Aimee Good.

CSA Pickups set to begin the first full week of June! Less than 3 weeks away. We hope you are getting excited!

SPRING CROPS:

We are excited to see a big jump in the growth of all the spring crops we planted last month.

April was so windy and dry, that although this is a lot of rain, it is quite a benefit to the crops. I swear the snap peas seemed to grow about 3 inches overnight!

Here we are pounding stakes to trellis the peas, which can grow up to 4-5' tall. From right to left, farm apprentice David Darling, farmer John, and farm apprentice Megan Sonier. We were all building muscles that day!

BIG STORM:

We were not excited however, to see every single row cover on the farm, which had been  covering all the tender young crops, get twisted and blown away in the crazy windstorm on Tuesday night.

It took 5 of us all morning long, in the pouring rain of course, to drag them back, untwist them, and re-pin them in the fields Wednesday morning. Never before have we seen every single one get blown away in a single storm.

Ahh, farming. Always full of joys and heartaches, or muscle aches, as the case may be.

SUMMER CROPS:

Planting, planting, planting! This wet cool weather has been great for planting. No stress at all for the plants.

This week we put out a half acre of winter squash, as well as watermelons and muskmelons, field tomatoes, head lettuce, flowers, herbs, and more.

We had to lose our boots and just go barefoot at times, as the mud was clinging to our boots, making them so heavy! Luckily the shale in our soils is mostly small pieces.

Next week we will put out all the peppers and eggplant, as well as the first planting of sweet corn! The corn plants (pictured here) look beautiful and are ready to move on from the greenhouse to the field.

This is such an exciting time of year, as we plant out most of the entire farm, full of promise and expectation of the coming harvest.

We look forward to beginning the journey of this harvest season with you in just a few short weeks!

 

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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