Greetings from Firefly Farm! We have missed seeing friends and neighbors at the farm this year. Hope this note finds you healthy and well.
As you may have noticed, Firefly Farm is not hosting our popular farmers’ markets or retail sales in 2020. This time of adjustment and refocus has provided us the space to reflect on our path over our first five years, wrap up some loose ends, and plan for some exciting projects in the near future.
As members of the local food community, we are leaning toward resilience in the face of difficulty. Firefly Farm remains optimistic and engaged, believing that local food is an essential part of navigating the pandemic and the social and political upheaval that is our time.
While Firefly Farm is a little quieter this season, the natural world is alive and well. We are enjoying a small crop of heirloom tomatoes, potatoes, green beans, onions and garlic. We crossed off quite a few tasks on the long list of to-dos and are making plans to co-op with a couple of new specialty crop farmers here at Firefly–stay tuned for more details!
Two new hoop houses arrived last week. Putting them up is our next big project. We are also staying in touch with local chefs regarding the openings and closings of their establishments as they move to stay viable while keeping their staff and customers safe. We’re currently making plans for fall crops and returning to wholesale supply.
Please connect with Firefly through Facebook and Instagram. Don’t hesitate to call or message us with any questions. We value your connection and support of local food at every level.