A new growing season
By meadowsweetorganics, Feb 13 2018 11:44AM
It's the beginning of our 4th growing season at Meadowsweet Organics! We've enjoyed our winter hibernation and the farm has too. It's been the coldest winter so far with lots of snow and frost.
We have also had time to reflect on 2017, which was our biggest and busiest year so far! We grew more than ever before, increased our growing area and had more help than ever before from lots of wonderful friends and volunteers from all over the world.
Now we are beginning the sow the first seeds of the year and plan the season ahead.
We have some grand plans for 2018 including working with 2 apprentices throughout the season and lots more volunteers through WWOOF and Help Exchange.
We are currently planting lots of fruit trees and bushes for future fruit harvests and to add more diversity to the farm.
We also just recieved our seed potato order, which is just one of the crops that we will be growing a lot more of this year!
The tipi will be up on the farm again and available to rent as a workshop space and we are also creating a programme of health and wellbeing events throughout the summer.
The biggest news at the moment is that we are starting a Community Supported Agriculture Scheme (CSA). This means that you can become a member of Meadowsweet Organics and get more involved with the farm. We ask for you to pay upfront for 6 months of vegboxes between February to May, which helps us to purchase materials for the growing season at the time of year when we have the least income. In return we provide a weekly share of our harvest from June to November, as well as the option to become more involved with the farm though visits, social events, harvest days, newsletters and volunteering.
You can find more information about this on the vegbox/CSA page on the website.
Here we go again! we are rested and ready for a another year of growing organic vegetables, flowers and herbs for you!
Here's some pictures from last year...