Greenfield Builders has been assembling our high tunnel and retail location for the past week in preparation for our Grand Opening this Saturday, May 5th. Be sure to come to the farm, pick up a small gift for our CSA members and check out what we're carrying in our greenhouse! We'll show you what we've been doing on the farm and you can pick up some starter plants for your garden! We will also be serving food at the event. We will be open from 10:00AM until 6:00 PM. Hope to see you there. I have attached some photos of our progress so far.
Friends of Heikes Family Farm LLC,
What a big week of planting for our CSA customers at the Heikes Farm. As you can see we are now a Legal “Limited Liability Corporation” (LLC). We finished planting our new orchard last week: 70 trees: apples, pears, plums, cherries, and apricots, a few buds just came out this week. New Asparagus is up nicely, and looking wonderful. Seed potatoes have all sprouted, but nothing has come up yet. The first planting of sweet corn is just starting to sprout. We planted about 5,000 onions and 1,000 leeks last week Saturday. We also planted Lettuce, Arugula, Spinach, Kale, Swiss chard, Cilantro, Coriander, 3 varieties of Radishes, 2 varieties of sugar snap peas, 2 varieties of parsley, and we also weeded the garlic! What a long busy productive week we had. What a blessing it rained over 2” the last 3 days, we are wet and we are happy! We are ready for sun, wind, and warmer weather for growth.
Things have really been going well here at the farm. In November of last year I planted garlic and it grew
10 inches last week! On Saturday, March 25 we planted 300 lbs. of Certified Minnesota Seed potatoes, 100 lbs. Red Norland, 100 lbs. Red Chieftan and 100 lbs. White Centennial. We also planted tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and crocus. We planted 3500 New Jersey Giant Asparagus Root stocks from Michigan on Saturday March 31st. I plan on planting leafy greens and some other cold tolerant plants as soon as they arrive.