The FoxPlot is growing in ways we never imagined. Here’s a bit about how we grew in 2014, what’s coming up this season (Hint: 2015 csa!), and how the FoxPlot family is growing.
I know I’ve been lax about posting what’s going on around here, and I apologize. The growing season of 2014 was a great one. We had our first CSA, just during the ten peak weeks of the season and sold our goods at the St. Charles Farmer’s market as well. While both Nate and I worked (in addition to growing), we managed it all with loads help from family and friends, and even used the toddler to sell more vegetables on account of cuteness. Our final harvest was in mid-November and the boxes were overflowing. Even now in February, we still have potatoes, onions, squash, and cabbages.
With the addition of a walk-in cooler in the barn, plenty of harvest bins, some major equipment purchases, and fall bed clearing and prep, we are more prepared for this growing season than ever before and still I know there are hundreds of details we’ve overlooked. Our friend Sara started helping us this fall and has us leaps and bounds ahead of last February. She has spent many winter hours working on the plan for this season, and within the next month, we will start starting those starts. This season our CSA boxes will start in June, and continue 20 weeks through the end of October. Here’s the flyer with all the details: 2015 csa. If you are west of St. Charles, you can pick up your share at the farm on Fridays. We are also offering a Tuesday pick up at Fresh Ground in Geneva.
The curveball headed our way (also within the next month): The farm crew grows by two very small farmers! We found out in August that the one baby we were expecting was really two. Our hands (and hearts) will be very full this spring, though please don’t ask us really hard questions because chances are high that sleep will be hard to come by.