Save the date! Procter Farm will be hosting a volunteer day Saturday July 13th for our CSA shareholders and anyone else who is interested in attending. We will work from 9:30am-12pm on a variety of tasks. At 12:00 we will break for lunch and conversation. Afterwards anyone interested may stay for a farm tour. We are very proud of the farm and excited to share it with you. See you there!
In other news, our barred plymouth rock rooster became ill about a month back and had to be put down. Happily though, we were able to adopt an Americana rooster from a fellow farmer, who had more roosters than she could handle. Our new rooster has blended well with the hens and we hope will soon also accept the golden comet "teenage" hens we added to the flock.
Most of the time on the farm is spent planting. Each spring, usually around the end of May/early June there is a large influx of seedlings that need to be planted. These seedlings set the stage for future harvests of winter and summer squash, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, and a multitude of greens and herbs. Though we will continue to plant through the fall each planting is now a bit smaller as we spend more time harvesting for the CSA, Procter kitchen, and North Market.