Here we are and it's almost May! In our little farming world, May is a big threshold. It's time to get serious. With all the uncertainty with Covid 19, and in fact our very future, we have to put aside all doubts and get serious about planting. It's not like we haven't been planting to capacity in the greenhouse, and potting herb plants up, but now it's time to move on to the big outdoors. It would be nice if it wasn't snowing every other day, but we can't stall any longer. We planted peas yesterday and onions, shallots, leeks and scallions are almost ready to get transplanted into the field. Karl has been moving a ton of compost into the garden, which will be enjoyed by many crops. The rhubarb is up and waiting for a few warm days to start growing in earnest. Yum!
This week we will be potting up tomato, basil and other tender herbs into our second greenhouse. Then we will start potting up all this year's perennial seedlings. We started many perennials from seed in early March, and now they need to go into pots. Our nursery of perennials came through the winter very well, so if you're thinking that this year would be a good one to add beauty and permanence to your yard, let us know. Check out our perennial inventory PDF on the "Buy Online" page. Karl's tropicals aren't listed yet on this website, but we have plenty of plants, including snake plants, many different succulents, begonias, and much more! We're hoping to get those on this site soon, but in the meantime, email us and we can arrange to get them to you.
The Cazenovia Farmers Market will be opening Saturday, May 9th, on the Village Green, across from the High School, from 9am to 1pm. It will be different, for sure, to keep us all safe, but we'll be there, for our 21st year! (Wear your mask and remember six feet!) Please take advantage of our pre-order options. We won't be able to bring non-essential items, like perennials, but we certainly can deliver your orders. I did plant the Morning Glories, so they can be pre-ordered as well. We are taking orders for all our herb and tomato plants, and garden seeds, too. And of course we will have jam, soap, dried herbs, herbal extracts and much more! Peruse the website and see! If you have any questions, give us a shout at email@example.com. Just imagine how easy it will be to have us put your prepaid order in your car! You will be able to buy items at the market, too, but we are encouraging buying ahead.
Alison and Karl
Welcome to Frosty Morning Farm's new and exciting website! We've gone on an amazing journey creating it, going through mountains of digital images of the farm. The ones that we chose for this website give a glimpse into our farm and our lives. We hope it builds more connectivity with our loyal customers and creates new customers as well. Putting everything in one place has been a long process, but definitely overdue and well worth it. Now there are lists of our plants and products. It's amazing how much there is when it's all in one place. There will be more to come, like pictures and lists of Karl's houseplants, the vegetable as they start to come in, and the cut flowers. This is a true work in progress, just like farming!
There's much uncertainty in the world these days. As farmers, we continue to do what we do. We can't stop anymore than we can stop the seasons. The fruit trees will still fruit. We have a greenhouse and nursery full, and are starting to plant outside. Our herb and tomato seedlings are coming along, in addition to many new perennial seedlings and cut flower seedlings. The gladiola bulbs are begging to be planted. We started our growing season back in January when we ordered our seeds. We will have all this and more, including a multitude of dried herbs, our own garden seeds, soap, medicinal extracts, jam and much more.
Organic farming teaches us to be resilient and flexible. Diversity is an essential part. These times require some thinking outside the box. The Cazenovia Farmers Market will continue, but with the necessary changes to keep our community safe from COVID 19. We are hoping to utilize a pre-order approach through this website. We will now be able to process credit card payments in advance, so all you have to do is show up on a market day and pick up your order. (We will also be able to process credit card payments at the market.) We will have a pick-up location in Truxton, too, on Tuesdays.
When we all come through this, we will be a stronger and more resilient community. As we continue to support our local farmers and businesses, we build a stronger, local economy. Happy Spring!!