We’re signed up this year for the Noblesville Main Street Farmers Market and the Carmel Farmers Market. Both markets start May 7th. It’s hard to predict the weather in March and April, but we’re off to a fine start and should have a good selection of leafy greens and some root crops like turnips, radishes, and/or carrots when the market starts. Maybe even some purple kohlrabi! We also carry various garden plant starts throughout May.
We’ll be back at Indy Winter Farmers Market on March 26th. Our appearances there throughout April will depend on how the weather is treating the salad greens and how much progress we’re making on spring planting.
The number one question we’re anticipating on May 7th is WHEN WILL YOU HAVE TOMATOES? Those growers who burn natural gas, wood, or a lot of coal may have them in May. We rely on sunlight and a sheet or two of plastic placed over a big frame, so our tomato crop starts coming in from mid-June through early July. The outdoor field tomatoes are mid-July and later.
The winter has been challenging, but good. We are using low tunnels for late fall, winter, and early spring production. A couple of design improvements throughout the process have us optimistic. We’ll be planting a windbreak of trees and a few hundred asparagus plants. Both are signs of our optimism for future seasons.