Inglewood Farm received quite the welcoming last week by old man winter. Sleet, snow and temperatures falling into the teens took a toll on the farm's vegetables and garden. In all, Inglewood lost over 80% of their winter garden, but they are using this experience to learn more about their plants. They discovered their root plants, such as onions and garlic did very well in the hard freeze. Inglewood is gearing up for the spring season by planting more spring vegetables to make up their losses and are hoping to extend their growing seasons.
Stephen Reed, a worker at Inglewood, is remaining very optimistic about moving forward and had this to say, "We are doing everything again in our power and working tirelessly to get back to what everyone is accustomed to seeing. We are gearing up the fields to have a wonderful 2017 and this minor set back for a major comeback and we are excited about the opportunity."
Stephen goes on to discuss how the community can help them by signing up on their website for the spring CSA and prepaying for the growing season. This helps them by having capital up front so they can pre-plan what they put in their fields and cut down on labor and waist.
Inglewood Farm's next event is their Harvest Barn Kickoff festival on January 21st from 8AM-1PM where they will have live music, horse and hay rides (weather permitting), as well as a full farmers market.
Inglewood Farm's Website: www.inglewoodfarm.com/