Monday, June 28, 2010

The weekend storm

On Saturday, June 26, we found ourselves in the direct path of a very strong storm system that moved through the Midwest. At our farm and in our various gardens we received 3+ inches of rain in just over an hour, heavy hail, and winds up to 70 mph. We are in the initial process of evaluating the health of our various crops. I would love to tell you that this will not affect what your boxes contain, but that may not be the case. We will do our best to re-establish everything that we can, but please bear with us as we work to nurture what has survived back into health.

Our hoop house managed to survive the ordeal, which is something of a miracle considering the U of M outreach center (which is near us) was completely destroyed. Our thoughts are with them as they have likely lost an entire season of testing various plant growing conditions that help us all be better farmers.

Our thoughts are also with the corn and soybean farmers around us, many have lost acres and acres due to crazy amounts of rain in the last few weeks coupled with the incredible storm over the weekend. Many had just replanted what they had lost from the rain.

We are confident that we will continue the season and see through a successful year with you, but as I stated above it may require a bit of additional patience as we work to restore the health of our plants.

Thank you for your support.

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