Spring has finally sprung!!!

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After a very long winter and trays of seedlings sitting all over the house in anticipation of warm weather we finally get to start our garden this week!! This is a picture of how it looks in my head! LOL It’s our first attempt at an in-ground garden and are so excited!! We started seeds with Maddie in hopes of not only teaching her about where her food comes from but also about how amazing fresh food can taste compared to the items in the grocery store that have been ripened by artificial means which not only leaves them virtually tasteless but have almost no nutrient value as well. Did you know the veggies in the store have approx 47% less of the nutrients they had 10 years ago. Don’t get me started. That’s a whole other blog post!

I hope to post pics of the progress of the garden in the next coming weeks but until then will enjoy the opening day of our farmers market and go buy as much local produce as I can to get us through! I hope you will do the same! It’s so important to support your local growers and farmers!! It’s not only good for them but locally grown food is much more nutritious for you!!!!

Peace, love and growing!!

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About Wendy Gray

Born and raised in Staunton, Wendy left small town life for college in Richmond only to return to back to her cherished hometown. She's been working for Polyface since February 2008 doing PR/Mktg, helping to run the farm store, assisting Joel with his busy schedule, organizing special events on the farm and in the community, bugging Daniel and planting herbs wherever she can find space!

5 Responses to Spring has finally sprung!!!

  1. Tammie says:

    Thanks for supporting your local farmers market. I sell at ours here in TN but it doesn’t open till the end of May which is good because I won’t have anything ready till then. Like you, I have plants growing inside waiting for the last frost date, April 15. Appreciate your post.

  2. aumcchildren says:

    I only grow an in ground garden. It is still a bit too cold here. We are a zone behind you on planting. I did plant my peas and this week will put in my salad greens 🙂 Teaching children about food is a must! So is shaking the hand of the farmer that feeds you!

  3. Leilani says:

    I think we are past freezes here so I have been planting as fast as my nursing school schedule will allow. I am trying a few new heirloom tomatoes this year (homestead and another I can’t remember). I lost a lot to plight last year so I a breaking up tomato planting this year, some are in the ground and some in large pots. None are close together.

  4. Looks great! Our for sure frost date is May 31 here. It’s a short season, so we have to pack in as much as possible. Can’t wait!


    Polyface Farm represents the new spirit of America. We have year-round farmers’ markets here in Southern California. I enjoyed the one by the river in Augusta, GA.