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Cold spring

What a cold spring we are having!  Fortunately, the crops have not perished among all this frost, wind and snow.  But the low temperatures and gray skies have definitely slowed their growth.  So we're estimating that the first share will be delayed by a few weeks.   Think warm, encouraging thoughts for your little spinach and lettuces!

Some good news: 
We just planted a half-acre of new strawberry plants which we will be harvesting in 2008.  And this year's garlic crop looks better than any I've seen before.

Your farmer,
Carrie


Spring Festival

When: Sunday April 29, 2007, 2:00pm-4:30pm
Where: Clagett Farm
Who:  Everyone!  and it's free
What:  Meet your fellow members, take a tour, and explore the farm with a scavenger hunt (adults and kids)

We don't always have a spring event, but we heard from your surveys last year that you would have liked to get to know each other and the fields a little better. 

This is the perfect opportunity to introduce you to the farm staff, and to each other.  We'll offer some tours by hay ride or on foot, so you can ask questions about what we do and why.  And this is a great opportunity to bring friends who are curious about the farm and would like to learn more. 

Thanks to your fellow member, Tom Kleespies, we have a new farm map to debut.  The scavenger hunt will encourage you to find our various fields and discover where we're planting your favorite crops.

Please carpool.  You should have received an email from us with a link to a ride-sharing site and our group password.  If you haven't received that email, or you can't find a ride to the farm, call us (301-627-4662) up to 48 hours before the event, and we'll help you find a ride.

Since this is a mid-afternoon event, we'll provide a few refreshments, but there is no need to bring a dish to share.

We've scheduled hayrides for 2:15 and 3:15pm.  If there is more demand, we can offer a third one, as well.