Spring is here. Though it’s been a tad on the nippy side, we are well into the spring season. Warmer weather is on the way. Our daylight hours are increasing (today we have over 13 hours). And spring and summer crops will be forthcoming.
We are now taking orders for the April 25 Pickup/Delivery service.
We have wonderful fresh produce and artisan food from many local vendors, and are very happy to provide them to as many people as we can. We know you are having difficulty entering your orders before we have to close down the order form, but our capacity is stretched to its limit.
We appreciate your understanding and will let you know what other farms are coming on line as the season opens. We are unsure when our farmers markets will be able to open, but we do know they are working hard to find alternative ways to get food from us to you.
Our order form will likely only be open for about an hour this week on Sunday, and we apologize in advance for not having more capacity than we do.
We also wanted you to know that you may contact Nancy’s Cafe directly by email. Nancy is anxious to feed people and would love to hear from you if you are unable to get your order in at Hattie’s Garden before we close out orders.
Plants, Plants, Plants
This Wednesday, April 22 will mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. The theme this year is climate action. An enormous challenge, with vast opportunities for action, climate change represents the biggest challenge to the future of humanity and the life-support systems that make our world habitable.
While there are a number of digital actions you can take, one great way to celebrate our earth and reduce the overall carbon footprint is to start planting your garden now. Plants reduce carbon dioxide in the air, produce oxygen and help promote a healthy lifestyle.
Regardless of whether you plant flowers for your enjoyment, vegetables in a backyard garden, maintain a patio herb collection or grow tomatoes in containers, you’ll be making strides toward a healthier planet and a healthier you. Plus, by growing your own vegetables you will always know what you are feeding your family. The produce you pick is packed full of nutrients because you have picked it at its prime.
We have planted more plants for you than in any other year, because we understand many of you want to grow vegetables. Our first batch of tomatoes and squash will be ready later this week. You will receive a separate email on Monday or Tuesday specifying everything that is ready and how you can get your plants from Hattie’s Garden safely and efficiently as we fine-tune our procedures.
Yours in the Garden,