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April Come She Will

The warmth embraces my shoulders and cheeks. I feel the first signs of spring in my body and the excitement and anticipation in my chest. April has arrived, and the farm is now stretching its arms in a large welcoming yawn of awakening. Green garlic shoots are peaking through the mulched straw, announcing that they have once again, survived the long cold winter. Tomato seedlings are forming their first sets of true leaves and demanding to be potted up. And the pile of fresh compost is awaiting our shovels to enrich our growing beds.

Spring is a busy time on the farm, and this year is no different. In some ways, the farm feels busier than ever with many new operational additions, educational and immersive programs, and special events to plan for and share. So, aside from our physical land preparation, irrigation installation, seeding, and transplanting, we on the farm, are busy finalizing these exciting programs for the upcoming season.

First and foremost, we are hosting several new workshops and special events at the farm starting in May. On Mother’s Day (May 12th), we will host Seeds and Sips a seed starting/seed bomb making workshop hosted in our greenhouse. Guests will sip on a glass of rose or a curated mocktail, and create their own wildflower seed bombs or start their own seed flat of flowers to take home. This is a family-friendly activity, and we encourage all of you to treat your mom to this special afternoon at the farm. This will be followed by the Gracie’s Food Festival on June 22. An afternoon celebrating our local purveyors and producers. July will host Bouquets and Bellinis a bouquet making workshop. More details to come on both of these events in future newsletters. Stay tuned...

Many of you have asked when our Farm Stand is set to open. We hope to welcome you all to our updated and improved farm stand/farm store in early June. Alongside produce and Gracie’s eggs, the farm store will be stocked with other delightful local food goods (cheese, bread, chocolate, kombucha, and many other items). The store also is a great place to get your Gracies Farm merchandise (tote bags, sweatshirts, and hats). We are excited to welcome you all to this new addition, Fridays from 4-6 pm.

For those of you with kiddos, Blue Sky is bringing back their popular Little Vaquero’s Camp. Children ages 5-12 are welcome to immerse themselves in weeklong adventure camps. Kids will be invited to explore many of the unique offerings that sets Blue Sky apart. The days consist of different activities each day and include equine, farming, art, geocaching and many more. Information and registration can be found by emailing here.

And finally, the event that brings in the most excitement for many of you and for us at the farm as well: Gracie’s Farm Dinner Series. Dates and themes have now been released. Most of our farm dinners are online and tickets are available here. The season has shaped up beautifully, and I’m so proud of how these events have become so special to so many. It is a dream to include all of you, and celebrate the beauty and bounty of the farm and of course, the communal spirit of sharing a meal.

Dates and Themes:

Roots and Greens: June 11

Garlic: July 16

Women in Food and Farming: July 25th

Tomatoes: August 20

Harvest Dinner: September 18th and September 19th (Yes, two nights this year!)

Get your tickets now. These dinners are increasingly popular. And every one is incredibly unique and special.

With that, I leave you for now. The compost is calling, and the tomatoes need some attention. We will see you on the farm soon!


Lynsey and the Gracie’s Team.


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