CUESA is a nonprofit organization that manages the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market in San Francisco (where we have been seen since last fall selling our produce) and the Jack London Square Farmers Market in Oakland. Founded in 1994, their goal was to educate urban consumers about sustainable agriculture and to create links between urban dwellers and local farmers. They often host talks, classes, and tours. We are happy to announce that we will be featured on the next farm tour along with our neighbor Dede at Root Down Farm on April 22nd which happens to be Earth Day! For more info click HERE.
John is still working on getting the water pump working and has trucked it over to the Westland parcel. We hope to be able to irrigate again when the time comes! Good thoughts for John and fixing the pump are welcomed. He mentioned there is a lot more sand where the pump sits in the creek than past years from the flooding.
Our chickens will come down off the hill soon to their regular pasture land. We put them up on the hill so they have nice views for a few months. No, not really. They live up there during the wet months so the chicken tractors don’t get stuck when the grounds get soft. The hill provides ideal drainage for the rains so while it is a bit more tricky moving the houses for the tractor operators on sloping hillsides it is much easier than in wet mud.
We’ve planted more lettuce rounds! Feels so good getting crops in the ground again.
Our seed potatoes are chillin’ in the cooler awaiting their plant out. We’ve got Purple Majesty, Colorado Rose and Yukon for this upcoming season.