It’s an New Year and we are pretty stoked about the upcoming farm season. 2017 brought lots of challenges and lots of growth. Farming on borrowed land is a blessing, but can bring it’s own unique problems. This time last year on the same week that we bought our tractor ‘Large Marge’ we were told by the family who lived at our largest farm plot that they were selling their house and we would not be able to farm there for the 2017 season. There was the initial shock and panic of hearing this and then all sorts of questions and emotions settled in. Were we even going to be able to farm in 2017? How could this happen right as we are really growing and expanding? What in the world are we going to do with this beautiful new Kubota tractor? We spent about a day of feeling sorry for ourselves, and then we jumped back on the horse (a horse known as craigslist) and started looking for new land. Long story short- we found some wonderful land owners with a beautiful plot of land much closer to home, more than triple the size of our last plot, with a barn to house the tractor and a gorgeous place to spend our days farming. 2017 was basically a year of starting over, learning hard lessons, working our butts off, building infrastructure, and really appreciating everything we have.
Last season, however, is gone and done. We stand in front of a New year and a new farm season and we couldn’t be more ready or excited. It’s going to be a big and beautiful year. Though it is ridiculously cold and the ground is frozen, we are dreaming about spring and a new season of growth.
Our CSA is open for enrollment and there is no better time to invest in yourself and the health of your family. According to statisticbrain.com “…21.4 % of people make a resolution to eat healthier/lose weight”. Investing in your health is one resolution that can impact all other aspects of your life and ‘putting your money where your mouth is’ so to speak, is a good way of sticking to that resolution. I’ve read that people are way more likely to stick to resolutions and lasting change in their life if they invest their hard earned money in that change. Signing up for Clayton Farms CSA allows you to receive the freshest vegetable harvest each week throughout the season. And, if you sign up prior to Feb 1st there are additional benefits. Go over to our CSA page if you would like to learn more.
We are so excited for this new year and looking forward to sharing it with all of you. Follow us on instagram: claytonfarms and facebook: claytonfarmsmd to get updates, see pictures, and stay connected. Also feel free to email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Let’s Grow Together in 2018!