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Keep up to date with the latest news on the farm and at your market!
Posted 4/6/2009 11:08am by Ben Wenk.

Three Springs Fruit Farm

Greetings, locavores!

Its with both trepidation and anticipation that I blog my first entry at our new website!  Not only has the website Our cheif, vital pollinator - the American Honeybee!come along nicely, but so also has a number of other things around the farm.  Meanwhile, we're preparing to attend a few May markets for the first time and, in light of these things, I'm getting awfully nervous about this crop season... but then again, if things always went as planned, I wouldn't have chosen this dynamic, frustrating, unpredicatable line of work in the first place!

The good news - lots of new things happening around here!  Specific to what you can expect to see at these early markets, we have lettuce, broccoli, and radishes we're gonna try to have early for all of you.  These should be ready to plant out next week or the week after (more on this later).  So that's good!  Our first-ever batch of Three Springs Homemade Apple Sauce turned out very well!  In a more broad sense, as you've likely noticed by now, the website, while not complete, has progressed to the point where it feels like "ours" now!  That feels good too.  We've also been busy planting with so much more to come - the 2009 half of our exciting, progressive sweet cherry planting is in the ground!  We have plenty of new apple varieties (old apple varieties but new trees, in some cases), plus plenty more peaches and blueberries all on the docket for our spring planting schedule.

watering greenhouse transplantsWhich leads right into the trepidation!  We certainly needed the rains over the weekend and we were fortunate enough to miss the nasty stuff.  Now, if fortune could smile on us once more, we'd get the 10 days of sun required to take the edge off my worried mind in consideration of all those things above that we've yet to plant.  Right now, the near future is pretty wet, so we'll have to play it by ear.

The countdown is ON!  Here's when you can expect us where to start the season!  The next time you hear from me, it'll be our first "Fresh From Our Farm" update of the season!

From Our Farm To Your Home,

Farmer Ben

OPENING DATES (see also, our calendar):

May 2nd - *brand new* Lutherville, MD Market!  Corner of Joppa and Falls, 2:30 - 6pm
May 3rd - Headhouse
May 3rd - Greenbelt
May 6th - Wakefield Park
June 6th - Harbor East
June 9th - Kenilworth