Things are in full swing at Hearty Roots; plants are thriving the the greenhouse (those are arugula and beet sprouts in the photos), and we took advantage of last week’s mild weather to begin tilling the soil and to plant spinach, pea, beet and scallion seeds in our fields.
We are also very excited to announce that we are expanding our land base this season. In addition to our home base in Tivoli, we have rented an additional 20 acres of prime vegetable land on the property of the Greig Farm, a mile south as the crow flies. Last week the conditions were perfect to plow 9 acres of that land, on which we will grow our mid- and late-season crops this year. We will also plant cover crops there to boost fertility for the future.
One crop that will be on the new land is our Onions; please save the date of Saturday, May 12th for our annual Onion Planting Party, when we invite you to come pitch in as we transplant thousands of little seedlings into our new soil! Details to come.
Shares are still available at our Tivoli, Woodstock and Brooklyn locations; please tell your friends!
–Benjamin & Miriam