We are so grateful to all of our loyal market customers that came back after a long winter/spring to support us at the first farmer’s market of the season! It’s one of the most rewarding aspects of farming when you get the experience of directly selling and communicating with your customers. Since we were customers prior to starting our farm, I remember how great I felt after being able to ask question directly to the farmer who was responsible for growing my food. It felt so reassuring knowing that my food comes from hands I can trust. I love the reestablishing of connection that happens between the food on your plate and the dirt that grew it for you. I see it happening in people’s eyes when they support local agriculture and develop a relationship with their farmer. Then when people consume this local food they can see the difference in quality and nutrition compared to produce grown conventionally and sold in supermarkets. Once this pattern of consumption starts happening among more people, I believe the whole circle of life starts to sustainably flourish. Currently on the farm, we think that the spring insects are finally slowly retreating. Which means that we can start uncovering crops that were being protected by row cover. We have gotten a few hot summer days recently that the heat loving crops having been enjoying. The Willow Brook Farm fundraiser crop of carving pumpkins have been planted down by the stream and the farm has received new sites thanks to the Timberland crew for coming out and volunteering their time!