I never thought I’d say that I get excited when I come home from work and find letters from the bank, the insurance company, or the department of revenue… I have to say, though, getting all these things in line to get my business up and running is probably the most exciting thing I’ve ever done! The entire process, while time consuming and, admittedly, dull at times, has been the most fulfilling thing I have ever done in my life, and the pieces are falling into place ever so surely. It’s hard work, to be sure, but I think it’s worth it, as I have come to realize that my calling is to be a steward of this Earth that we tread upon every single day!
Things are going to get very busy, very soon! De Cicco Broccoli, Red Sails Lettuce, Winter Density Lettuce, Balfour Lettuce, Ring O’ Fire Cayenne Peppers, California Wonder Peppers and Talon Onions have been growing in the greenhouse for some weeks now, and it’s only a matter of time until the ground gets warm enough for the soil to be worked and the transplanting to begin. This weekend I hope to start sowing Red Cored Chantenay Carrots, Early Wonder Beets, Lacinto Kale, Rainbow Chard and Cascadia Snap Peas straight into the earth, so get ready for some of them tender vittles!
Now, I know what you’re thinking, “But, Ben, how can you expect me to wait for all these things when I want some delicious, organic produce now?!” Well, you are in luck, because right now I have available sweet potatoes and spinach from team projects at the Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm that can be yours! Sweet potatoes are $2.00/lb and spinach is $10.00/lb. If you’d care to get in on some of this delicious action, leave a message below, send me an e-mail, give me a call, shoot me a text, or send me a message on Facebook at www.facebook.com/streetfarefarm.
The Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm, where I am currently a participating member, and where I am growing all these delicious veggies for your health and enjoyment, will be hosting a volunteer workday on Sunday, February 22nd from 1pm-4pmish. We’re going to be inoculating cut logs with shiitake mushroom spores, which I am super excited to learn about and grow myself! I love mushrooms, they’re like natures meat. If you’d like to come join in the fun and see where my passion lives, let me know and I’ll give you the details!
Spring is just around the corner, I hope you all are ready! Be well!
“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air’s salubrity…”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson