The tail-end of April is an exciting time for all of us in New York as the weather turns for the better and the earth comes to life.
Our big excitement at the farm this spring has been our Weekly Produce Program which we launched a few weeks ago. We are currently supplying our customers with produce from a local distributer, but before we know it, we will be able to add our own garden produce to the mix.
In our gardens, we already have radishes, peas, sweet onions, red onions, spinach, beets and carrots planted in the ground (thanks to Cathy). These crops can stand the colder nights of April, though we still have to watch for frost.
We also have peppers, basil, and kale started under lights indoors.
Meanwhile, we sit back and watch the perennial crops come up! Garlic, Rhubarb, and Asparagus. We already put in the work for these crops last year–planting garlic bulbs, pruning the rhubarb, and transplanting asparagus.
And then we have our fruit trees and bushes. We pruned these a few weeks ago before they started to sprout leaves. We currently have blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, grape vines, apple trees, peach trees, and cherry trees. The orchard may produce its first handful of fruits this year!
Meanwhile, more than just the plants have been growing…
It’s an exciting and busy time at Hust Roost Farm! In it all, we remember that the Lord is the author of all of this new life. In all the busyness, we want to always be able to take a step back and thank Him for all He provides, ask for His wisdom and sustenance daily, and trust Him with every outcome.