Getting ready for spring?
Are we mad? We know, we’ve just been dumped on again with a good load of snow and you’re all still busy cramming kids into snow pants or hunting for your missing mitt. Believe it or not, spring will come again someday soon and now is when we start getting ready for it. We’ve done fun things like pouring over invoices to see what and how much local product we’ve been buying, and when. Why bother with all that fun (aside, anyone who thinks invoices are fun, needs to get out more...) It tells us when the gaps are in local production and gives us a baseline from which to do some crystal ball gazing. How much kale are we going to eat next year? How do we get local celery in September?
We can use that information in the (actually) fun meetings, phone calls, and conversations with our local producers, helping them plan for the season. How many seeds will they need? How many plantings should be done? How many seedlings need to be started? Information, collaboration and strong relationships are what make our local food system tick. Keeping a local food economy going is year round work, and we’re happy to do it. Thanks for participating in your homes and kitchens!