In like a lion…

Tiny army of kohlrabi seedlings
Tiny army of kohlrabi seedlings
March has become more lamb-like. The heavy weight of snow has lifted from both the land and our winter-weary bodies, and soon the fields will be bursting with nourishing spring greens, radishes, carrots, peas, and beets. To ensure that spring explodes with these tasty veggies we’re all craving, Alli and I have been working each day in the greenhouse, seeding and tending many tiny seedlings. Since our last allium-seeding blog post a month ago, we have added many other crops to the greenhouse, like kale, kohlrabi, chard, cabbage, lettuce, eggplant, peppers, and tomatoes. All of these plants will be growing patiently in the greenhouse until they’re big and strong enough for transplanting in the field over the coming months.
Action shot of potting up kale
Action shot of potting up kale
Lacinato kale after potting up
The delayed melting of so much winter snow coupled with the slowed warming of the frozen soil is bringing on a late start to the farming season, and we’re more ready than ever to get out in the fields and dig in the dirt under the warm sun. Spending my first winter ever here in the northeast this year has taught me that winter is about resting and recharging, enjoying the break from the sun’s heat and our toil in the fields. And it is also eventually about great eagerness and anticipation to begin the whole process again. Here comes the sun, everyone!
A field blinks open its eyes after the long winter
A field blinks open its eyes after the long winter
We would like to invite all of you to a free lecture given by the Executive Director of the Institute for Responsible Technology, Jeffrey Smith, on Monday, April 7th. Second Wind CSA will have a table at the Healthy Living Fair that takes place at 6 PM just before Mr. Smith’s lecture at 7 PM on “The Dangers of GMOs in Our Food.” The whole event takes place at the SUNY New Paltz Lecture Center 100 and is entirely free! Here’s the flyer for the event:
Being a certified organic CSA with an emphasis on growing heirloom varieties of crops, we are excited to participate in this event. Stop by and meet us if you’re able to come!
If you have any friends or family that may be interested in joining the CSA, please let them know that we have a few shares remaining!
Happy Spring,

5 thoughts on “In like a lion…

  1. Good morning ladies,

    I am having a hard time remembering if I actually signed up for the CSA this year! I assume that I did, as we have been very happy with Second Wind since 2009…this will be our sixth season with you (well, first with you ladies, but you know what I mean 😉 If I haven’t signed up, please let me know and I will send an form and deposit right away.

    Thank you so much,

    Happy farming!

    Heather Bastian-Stolowitz and family 🙂

    Sent from my iPhone


    1. Hi Heather (and family)!

      We’re happy to have you back for another season. You actually haven’t signed up yet, but now is as good a time as ever. 🙂

      See you in June!

  2. I am sooo very proud of you, Allison, and look forward to more blog posts so I can keep up with your farming skills…Hugs, Heather

  3. hey Alison & AliPathetically I don’t know if I have already given you Ivonne’s email address above.Since she & I will again be sharing a share could you add her to your nice emails. Last year I just forwarded them all.This winter was the worst for inside-itis I can’t wait to push the dirt around!Hey! you dirt! Get over here!Looking forward!EmilyPS included some of my own deer-resistant hybrids

    Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2014 03:00:41 +0000 To:

    1. Hi Emily!

      Thank you for Ivonne’s email address! We’ll be sure to include her on the emails.

      And inside-itis, what a great term…We can’t wait to cure it with lots of dirt and veggies!


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