As the saying goes, spring comes “In like a lion, out like a lamb”. Today, this proverb has never rung more true. As we continue to see and feel the ferocious effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, it forces us to evolve. Evolve our business, our practices, and the way we interact with our teammates and our community. It can feel very chaotic in a time where things feel so uncertain, and change is constant.
Placing our feet back on the ground, we remember why farming is so magical. Mother nature presses on, always. Constantly reminding us that tomorrow is a new day, and opportunity is all around us. Our seeds are successfully germinating, the seedlings are growing strong in our propagation house, and our hoop houses are thriving. Everything we could ask for this time of year when spring is still battling winter, and we are patiently waiting for warmer weather.
Continuing to evolve our practices, we have consciously brought safety and cleanliness to the forefront. We have a small crew so these new practices have been simple to implement. Practices like wearing face masks while working in the field, harvesting, and washing produce is the new norm. As we always have, we continue to use sanitizer water to disinfect harvesting tool, produce soaking tubs, and more so now, pre-order bins and frequently touched surfaces. In addition, let's just say our hand washing game is on point. We do all these things to ensure safety for our team, and our community. We believe it is the most important that we are healthy, and can continue to provide the necessary service of growing, and providing food for our community.
We are uncertain about the status of open air farmers markets. As a response, we are emphasizing our CSA's and the use of our virtual store as the best options to provide for our community. It has not only provided food for families, it has also given us the opportunity to reach a market of people we could not attract before. Being able to order fresh local produce in the comfort of your own home is becoming more and more popular. We are excited by these new outlets, and we hope you are too. We are SO grateful for all the support we have received. It is a wonderful feeling to do what you love and feel the support of your community. Thank you all!