What's growing at Baken Creek Farm?
If you’ve been following us on Facebook or talked to either of us lately, you might have noticed we’ve been busy getting our market garden up and ready this spring. Lots of seed-starting, transplanting, garden bed preparations--the whole deal...It’s fun but exhausting! You also might have heard us mention that we will be marketing our produce through an on-farm store. It’s true! We are renovating an old building on our property to open up a little one room store. We plan to stock this store full of our farm’s bounty every Saturday starting in June.
In case you were wondering what to expect from our farm in 2019, we created a flyer with most of our planned crops--there could be a few more surprises to come. We chose a variety of stand-by classics and some a bit more out-of-the-box. We’ve focused on choosing heirloom and nutrient-dense varieties, where possible. Heirloom seeds are seeds that have been carefully selected over many generations and are open-pollinated--meaning that seeds from these plants will produce identical offspring. This is important to us because heirlooms produce the best flavor and the most nutrients, and we can also save seeds for years to come. You won’t often find heirloom varieties in the grocery store because they often can’t be produced at the massive scale required by large-scale agriculture for shipping around the country, which is why you’ll have to connect with local farmers to find the best selections and the freshest produce.
Check out our list of produce here.
We’re planning for the long-term, too. So, while these items may be missing from the list this year, we are planting them with plans for harvest in years to come: strawberries, asparagus, apples, pears, peaches, blueberries, serviceberries, pawpaws, elderberries and more.
As always, we grow everything here at Baken Creek Farm without the use of any synthetic pesticides or herbicides, in a way that helps us build the health of our soils, and our bodies, over time. We want to feel comfortable that we are eating the healthiest foods we can produce from our land, and we are confident in the quality we produce and we want you to feel the same way.
We will also be offering rotationally-pastured eggs using organic practices and meat from our pasture-raised chickens in 2019. We’ll share more details about that soon.
Come visit us on Saturdays this summer and fall! Let us know if you need something outside of store hours or submit suggestions for future produce selections by replying to this message. We’re happy to help!
Katie and Gray Baken Creek Farm Landisburg, PA