Amanda and I (David) are so excited for our first spring as the new owners of Kimball Fruit Farm. As many of you know, I have been part of the Kimball Fruit Farm family for over half my life so starting things up in the spring feels as natural to me as riding a bike. That being said, planting my first seeds of the season in 2022 was filled with the anticipation and excitement of starting this new chapter with Amanda and our children (I did not miss the parallel between nurturing a plant to fruition and growing and developing a business, but I have never been much of a poet so I'll allow you all to versify the idea on your own). Turning on the heater in the greenhouse every Spring is the unofficial start of our growing season and we are thankful and grateful that you are all here to begin this journey with us!
The hydroponic tomatoes are tall enough to be attached to the support strings and we completed their initial pruning last week. Speaking of pruning, we are finishing up the apples and gearing up to switch to peaches, plums, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries. In the greenhouse, we have two plantings of kale, collards, chard, broccoli, and cauliflower, and have started the brussles, onions, leeks, shallots, early herbs, as well as the tomatoes and lettuce for the high tunnel.
The month of April will see potatoes, peas, carrots, salad greens and beets go in the ground and divas go in the high tunnel. We also have new asparagus and strawberry plants on the way (these won't be ready to pick until 2023). April is also an important month for our online store: Harvest and Fruit Boxes go on sale April 1 (season passes are 10% off for the whole month!) and March 31 is the LAST day to order your Bloom Boxes (we need time to grow the plants in the greenhouse - don't worry though, we will still have our great selection of potted plants available when we open in mid-May!)
As many of you saw on Facebook and Instagram, we are happy to introduce Mike McLinn to our Kimball Fruit Farm family. He has a passion for agriculture and the outdoors, and has over two decades of retail management experience. We encourage you to say hi if you see him in the farm stand or out on a tractor this season.
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We can't wait to see you all in person this May,
David and Amanda Wadleigh