Spring Will Come Someday
March is the month of wild weather swings! One day it can be sunny and warm, and the next day can bring a blizzard and freezing temperatures. Our colorful crocus blooms are peeking in and out of melting snow. And with March comes some of the gustiest winds of the season, which makes us keep looking to make sure the greenhouse plastic has not blown off!!
However, Winter will eventually pass, and Spring is right around the corner. Someday soon we will be enjoying fresh cukes and tomatoes from the greenhouse, and asparagus from the field. But for now, it is winter work and basketball!
Spring has already sprung in Florida. Brenda attended the Florida Strawberry Festival last week to check out all the strawberry foods, strawberry crafts, agricultural displays, strawberry contests, and more! Florida produces 15% of the nation’s strawberries, and most of those are from the area right outside Tampa.
Below is a “make your own” strawberry shortcake she enjoyed, fresh picked quarts, and one of several walls of strawberry flats. Of course, she took a flat home for her Florida freezer and to make pies!
Winter Happenings on the Farm
Need Apples, Alcohol, or Pies?
- Animal apples
- Frozen fruit pies
- Frozen Monster cookies
- Wines, hard cider and brandies
- An assortment of locally made jams and jellies, maple syrup and honey
Governor Whitmer Proclaims March as Michigan Food and Agriculture Month
Michigan’s Premiere Maple Syrup Festival
Our maple syrup partner, Maple Row Sugarhouse, is hosting their annual maple syrup festival this month. This family friendly event has food and activities for all ages! We encourage you to attend their fun event and support their family farm!
March 19-20 and 26-27, 2002
Saturdays 9 to 4
Sundays 10 to 3
Maple Row Sugarhouse, 12646 Born Street, Jones, MI 49061
Complete with tours, demonstrations, children’s activities, contests, wide assortment of maple foods, beverages, & goodies, pancake breakfast (purchase tickets in advance), and more!For complete schedule and more information go to https://www.