This has been such a busy year, I can't believe its only May 20!! We have accomplished so much here on the farm this year that it seems like it should be at least July or August. I guess the good news is that it is only May 20 and the summer is still in front of us...
We are already four weeks into the CSA season and the early Spring crops are really beginning to flourish. This week, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants go into the ground. Summer squash and beans are already up and it won't be long before sugar snap peas, beets and leeks can be harvested.
I've always loved the displays of French breakfast radishes in the European markets. They have done so well this year, I decided to make my own display.
This year we have the honor of hosting a number of different events for the community. This past Friday, May 18 was the first. The Gettysburg Festival Fundraiser, A Sunset Garden Party, was held at our farm and it couldn't have turned out any better. This is the third year we have hosted events for the Festival and every year they just keep getting better. Thanks to Chef Claude Rodier of the Wyndham Gettysburg and his superb staff who made everything go so smoothly and to Walter Scheib, former White House chef, for designing such a beautiful event for our farm.
As you can see, Taylor had to make his rounds to make sure that everything was in order prior to the event! The weather could not have been any better! All in all, (from my point of view) it was a fabulous day!
On June 10, Beech Springs Farm will be one of the participants in the First Annual Inns of Gettysburg Garden Tour. Proceeds from Gettysburg in Bloom will benefit the Adams County Land Conservancy and the Gettysburg Festival. The tour is a Gettysburg Fringe Festival Event. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.gettysburgbedandbreakfast.com or call 717-337-3423. Tickets may also be purchased at any of the gardens the day of the tour.
Our last large event of the season will be a Civil War Barn Dance on October 6. Proceeds from the dance will benefit Historic Gettysburg Adams County's Barn Preservation Project. For more information or reservations, call 717-334-5185.
Beech Springs Farm is a small family farm near Gettysburg, PA. The farm is open to the public by appointment only.
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