Lohbrunner Farm: Spring
Ah, April – it is a strange but exciting time of year for annual vegetable or flower farmers such as us at Lohbrunner, as the season begins to ramp up, the busy, long, hot, dusty days are just around the corner, but the soil is still wet, and we are still wrapping up winter projects.
While starting more and more seeds by the week (including some wonderfully odd ones, like Chinese Pink Celery), in preparation to transplant into our fields come late April or May, our members are juggling that with finishing up some behind the scenes and inside the office work too. Diana, a founding member of LCFC, is busy working on our Community Farm Plan, and also coordinating work with Farm|Food|Drink, an organization based out of Nanaimo, who is helping LCFC develop a marketing and outreach plan – so we can better reach folks and organizations in our community and beyond who want to partner with us, support us, or otherwise get involved. So a big hand to Diana and other involved co-op members for all their hard work!
In addition, we, like other farmers around BC, are closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak. While we have our worries that it may affect the upcoming market season, as farmers we forge on – carrying out our crop plans, and planting for the weeks and months to come – so that we can continue to feed ourselves and our customers healthy, nourishing, and delicious food. Because that is what farmers do best. And so we urge you to take care of your health, in part by eating nutrient-dense, local, organic food fresh from your local farmers!