...wins the race? I'm not sure if that's quite true with farming. There is a lot of Go! Go! Go! in the spring and summer and not a lot of Slow! But we can only do what we can do! With one part-time employee we're mostly focused on picking mushrooms and getting mushrooms out the door - to our grocery customers, farmers market, and a spring CSA we have this season.
Some beautiful Chestnut mushrooms.
Some nice Lion's Mane mushrooms coming along.
Inoculations are squeezed in here and there when possible. Hopefully we'll get a couple of employees soon to help with that. It would be really nice not to be inoculating into June again!
Jeremy plugging away!
We have been getting a lot of interest from WWOOFers and interns and have been signing folks up and slotting them into our summer schedule, so that will be fun! (WWOOF is World-Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms.)
Seward Co-Op CSA Fair: April 23, 2022
This is the 21st year Seward has held their annual Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair. The fair will be in-person again this year, held on Saturday, April 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Seward Co-op Creamery parking lot at 2601 E. Franklin Ave, Minneapolis.
Those who attend will have the opportunity to learn about local farms and speak directly with nearly 30 farmers to choose a CSA share that is right for you and your household.
Jeremy will be there, so stop by and say hello - and we hope you'll sign up for a CSA!
FARM TOUR! July 16, 2022
Mark your calendars everyone! We will be part of the 2022 Eat Local Co-Op Farm Tour this coming July! Details aren't up on the website yet, I assume out of caution in case Covid rears its head again and things all get cancelled again - but we're hoping all will be well and the tour will happen!
This has been an annual event for many years organized by many of the co-ops in the Twin Cities. There are farms all over the region that will be on the tour. It's a great chance for folks to get out and see where your food is grown! The tour is from 10am to 4pm. Mark your calendars and we hope to see you then!
It has been a LONG winter with a lot of time spent inside for this flock, but the snow has finally melted and the girls (and boys) have been venturing out again. There are a few green shoots to find and definitely some bugs and some great dirt bath opportunities. It has been great to see them stretching their legs outdoors again!
No, this is not Spore! Some of you may remember "Enemy Cat" from last summer. He was a stray cat who showed up, was very friendly to us, and was a definite enemy to Spore! We rescued EC, helped get him fixed up, and he went to live with some friends of ours in Minneapolis. He turned out to be a very patient and loving cat. His nearly-five-year-old owner loves to pick him up and he's very patient with her! Oh, and she renamed him: Pooka. Gotta love a happy ending for a formerly stray cat!