Its been a long time but I wanted to check in and let you know we have been making some great progress on Farm Lot 59.
Over the winter we have removed the rotten dirt and replaced it with nice clean dirt. The dirt (I say dirt and not soil because it was pretty dead) that was previously there was not ideal for growing fruits and vegetables. We had originally planned to remediate the soil instead of replace it but in the end it was better for us to replace it. We now have nice clean dirt but this new dirt had no nutrients so we are back to square one.
VONS grocery store has generously donated a custom compost blend to our farm so that should be arriving any week now. Once we get that delivered we will then be making soil. Its confusing but its so important. All good things come from good ground and we really wanted to start off right.
One of the first things we need to do it erect our greenhouse. Its already time to get ready for fall planting. Crazy we are planning fall before the first tomato is ripe but that's part of the joy of farming. Planning what's next while you are reaping the current success.
We are currently working on your rewards. Our logo is finished and bags are being designed. I'm brainstorming ideas for the bricks, I'm thinking pizza oven, what do you think? And as soon as we get the produce in the ground your boxes will be the first ones we pack.
I hope you are following our progress on facebook or our website. I will be linking our blog to the website shortly. You all helped me make this farm a reality and I thank you very much.
See you in the field very soon!
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