Lohbrunner Farm: Winter Break
It’s a common assumption that farmers take a break in the winter. And while it’s true that winter is a slower season for most farmers, it is by no means a big vacation. There is still a lot to be done. Even for those who don’t grow year-round, there is a lot that goes on behind the scenes on a farm, and a surprising (to many people) amount that goes on in a farmer’s office.
And so right now at Lohbrunner Community Farm Cooperative, while the fields are intermittently flooded and snow-covered, the farmers are keeping busy doing the yearly crop planning and ordering seeds for the season to come; posting jobs and hiring employees; growing and developing the co-operative and farming businesses; doing research and trying to do better (by the soil, by our customers and for themselves) than the year before. Good farming is a constant cycling of the seasons, and with that, a constant building on what came before to improve upon it. We do this from a place of humble curiosity – because as all good farmers know, we are all always learning and always growing.