Hi Friends & Farm-ily,

Let the planting season begin! This week marks the first week all winter and Spring that we are able to get into the garden and plant and seed like mad farmers. Onions, kale, broccoli, collards, chicory, chard, lettuce, kohlrabi, peas, cabbage and more will all be transplanted this week!  Carrots, turnips, cilantro, peas, favas and more will be direct sown in the dirt!  Yesterday, we were able to get in 9,000 onions with the help of my parents who are here visiting all the way from Cape Cod, Massachusetts and our wonderful hardworking friend Meaghin. With their help we were able to lime, fertilize and compost half the entire farm (usually a task that would take at least a week or two). For the next 4 days we will have our heads down and our hands full of dirt.. planting, planting, planting!

It surely is an exciting time on the farm!  An thank you for all your sun dances – they worked!

Two out of the three calves due this season were also born last week. One bull calf and one heifer calf. The British White genes are strong with them and they look a lot like their dad, Jackson.  All the cows were turned out on pasture over the weekend for the first time this Spring and it sure is one of the best sights to see. They jump and kick and frolick through the grass. The baby chicks are now 6 weeks old and have gotten most of their primary feathers. The piglets are little muscle machines enjoying their time with mom in the sun… once the bottom land dries up a bit they will be moved to the lower pasture where it’s a touch cooler for them in the late Spring and Summer months with plenty of high protein forage to munch on.


Know your farmers, know your food! The Spring, Summer and Fall CSA is drawing near and we only have 2 shares left for the 2016 CSA season!  Help us get there by spreading the good word because it makes all the difference. As a farm-ily member once said, “keep your friends close and you farmers closer.”


3 Steps to Signing Up:

1  Read all about the 2016 CSA season

2  Fill out the CSA Sign Up Form & Member Agreement

3  Mail or drop off a Check or Make a Payment Online to reserve your share

We can’t wait for the 2016 growing season to start! Thank you to all of our amazing CSA members both new and old who have signed up for the 2016 Spring and Summer CSA season!

REMINDER: that first CSA payments are due by this Friday, April 1st!!


The WHF Farmstore is full stocked with new nitrite and sugar free items (bacon, fresh sausages, canadian bacon, hams etc), an amazing Winter Pork Sale & individual cuts for purchase!  We also have a some fresh Spring Pastured Eggs available too from the Ladies of Chateau Poulet!  #dirtybeakscleancrops

Visit our online WHF Farmstore here: WHF Farmstore

Be well, enjoy the sunshine, and root your farmers on!  It’s officially game time!  *And there’s just two weeks left of the Winter CSA!*

p.s. You Winter CSA-ers will notice that the goats have moved!   They are currently in our backyard eating back the ever-growing Himalayan blackberry!   They say hi 😉

With kind regards,

your farmers

Jess & Brian

dirty hands, clean hearts