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February Farm News

Prairie Wind Family Farm ginger

As we bask in the warm sunshine and cool breeze of this unusually warm February day, the excitement is palpable. I overhear Jeff chatting with Tyler and Charlotte about getting ginger seeded in the greenhouse, putting finishing touches on our moveable chicken coops, and discussing field conditions (already!) as he wonders if we'll start field preparations earlier than usual this season.

Then, we take a collective breath.  We remind ourselves of the spring weather we've experienced throughout our eleven seasons farming, and we realize that we shouldn't get too far ahead of ourselves.  Next week, we'll finish out our "winter conference season" with our annual trip to LaCrosse, Wisconsin for the MOSES organic farming conference, and we'll continue other regular winter activities like refining our planting plans and placing seed orders.  

Today, though, we enjoy the sunshine and take advantage of the energy its giving us.  We hope you're enjoying this day, too! 

Prairie Wind Family Farms seedlings

Upcoming Events

Annual Organic Plant Sale & Farm Open House Saturday, May 13th from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., the Prairie Crossing Farm

You are invited to our annual Organic Spring Plant Sale & Farm Open House on Saturday, May 13, from 10am to 1pm, at the Prairie Crossing Farm.  Purchase organic plants, savor delicious wood-fired pizza, enjoy music and we offer early spring produce, too!  Plant sale proceeds benefit the Prairie Farm Corp, the youth development program here at the Prairie Crossing Farm.  Don't miss this (popular!) opportunity to visit the farm and purchase organic seedlings for your garden in support of a great cause.

Spring Share Deliveries - Begin the week of April 24th

Asparagus, salad greens, scallions, radishes, chives, and more...are you ready for spring?  If you've already signed up for Spring Shares, you can expect an email from us prior to the start with the details you need to know.  If you have yet to sign up, please join us for these spring treats!

Seasonal Events

We have a variety of farm events planned for this upcoming farming season. Check our Farm Events page for information and dates. We'll also share event details throughout the season. We'd love to host you at your farm!

~ The Miller Family (Jeff, Jen, Owen, Gavin, Winston and the farm animals)

 



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