Did you know, the freezing and thawing of the land during winter plays an important role in soil tilth?
The freeze-thaw cycle helps break up compacted soils. Soils in the Red River Valley often have a higher clay content that eastern or western Manitoba, making them more prone to compaction. So the freezing in winter and thawing in spring are important to help our soils get into better shape for the growing season. Winter's not all bad for a veggie farmer!
Also exciting about winter, we get to spend time reflecting on the previous season and looking forward to the next. For 2016 we're working on a bunch of things: additional farm-gate sales, a new logo and website, land agreements in Neubergthal, anticipating production from our new orchard, drawing up by-laws for our Co-op to name a few.
We now have 2016 shares for sale on our website. Click over to the Purchase a Share page to find out more.
Stay warm, friends.