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Getting produce and eggs from us this winter

posted Oct 30, 2011, 4:25 PM by Admin at Yacolt Mountain Farm and Nursery
For the month of October, after the farmer's market season ended, we've opened our farm on Saturday mornings from 9am to 1pm to sell produce and eggs from our farm "stand". Although we'd like to continue this throughout the whole winter, and our goal for future years  is to have a year round farm "store", we've decided last Saturday would be our last farm stand day for this 2011 season. The main reason being, as a lot of you know, I'm due to give birth to our son in less than 2 weeks. 
We've had a lot of fun welcoming people to the farm in the past month, and are incredibly grateful for each of them coming out to the farm. We also hope people continue to come visit us to buy produce and eggs, as well as visit our farm. Though now we prefer people to contact us (call, e-mail or even send a simple text message) and let us know they are coming so we can be sure to harvest and be home when they come. This allows us to harvest just what people are interested in and be a little bit more flexible in case we have to rush to the hospital. 
Throughout the winter we are growing many salad and brazing greens in our greenhouse, which we hope to harvest from until spring arrives at which time we will be able to grow even more outdoors. In case you are wondering what we still have available, please visit the Available Now tab, we will try to keep it as up to date as possible. We will also have eggs available anytime.
As this is our first winter in Yacolt, this winter growing season is in many ways an experimental one, just like the spring and summer were for us this year. We look forward to getting a better idea of what crops we will be able to grow and sell year round, especially through the winter months when the day light hours are short and temperatures are low. At the same time, we are organizing and buying seeds for next spring and summer and planning our 2012 growing season. So be sure to let us know your favorite vegetable varieties and whether you would like plant starts from our nursery or the vegetables themselves grown in our fields. We will definitely appreciate the suggestions, and don't feel this makes you obligated to purchase them, we're just looking for suggestions from our community.
We hope to see or hear from you this winter, don't hesitate to be in touch!