Little Bear Farm May '16 Update

 Happy May from Little Bear farm!  

  A warm, dry April seems to have given way to a cooler, wet May, which is just fine by us and our vegetables.   We've reached the part of the spring where it is just straight transplanting time -- every day, a new crop      needs to go in the ground, and we are spending our days with hands in the soil.

 A couple of notes for everyone -- because of where Memorial Day falls this year, our first vegetable  distribution days are going to be June 6th in Hamburg, and June 7th in Buffalo.  From that point on, there  will be at least 20 weeks of vegetables in a row (maybe more, weather permitting.)

 We also want to remind everyone that our farm is open to our customers -- we want you to feel free to visit  where your food is being grown, and observe our farming practices.  We are committed to providing the  healthiest food possible, grown in the healthiest environment possible.  We don't quite live full-time on the  farm yet (hopefully we will be sometime this summer!) so just give us a call or email to make sure we are  there before you come.  50 miles south of Buffalo, and close to Ellicottville, which makes for a nice day trip.  We are also planning an open house on the farm, sometime early this season, so stay tuned for more  details.

 Enjoy your month of May -- remember, WNY only has 5 guaranteed warm months a year!

 Cheers,

 Jesse, Kate and Charly

The First Green of Spring
Out walking in the swamp picking cowslip, marsh marigold,
this sweet first green of spring.  Now sauteed in a pan melting
to a deeper green than ever they were alive, this green, this life,
 
harbinger of things to come.  Now we sit at the table munching
on this message from the dawn which says we and the world
are alive again today, and this is the world's birthday.  And
 
even though we know we are growing old, we are dying, we
will never be young again, we also know we're still right here
now, today, and, my oh my!  don't these greens taste good.
--David Budbill