Spring has arrived

OK now it feels like spring.  The trees are in bloom and are they beautiful?  Well you can judge for yourself.  The pictures below were taken today. I think this will make the bees happy; I know it make us happy!

It is quite incredible that in a few months there will be ripe fruits in place of the flowers. Mother nature is amazing.

Peach Tree blossom
Blossom on one of our peach trees
Asian Pear Blossom
A branch of an Asian pear in bloom
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First Market of the Season

Green Gate Family Farm at the first Brookside Farmers' Market in Kansas City, Missouri
Green Gate Family Farm at the first Brookside Farmers' Market in Kansas City, Missouri

We are thrilled to be part of the Brookside Farmers Market this year.  We were solicited by the market because we produce eggs laid from organically fed hens (we are working on getting the eggs certified organic) and were happy to accept the invitation. In addition to our eggs we will also be selling the produce form the farm, including the fruit from the orchard.  At least we are hoping there will be fruit from the orchard.  Because the orchard is being transitioned to being managed organically, we are struggling with some very serious disease issues at the moment.  More on that in a separate post.

Thanks to all who came out and supported us on April 21s.  What a great way to celebrate earth day!

Next week (April 28th), we will have more eggs, hopefully more spinach, kale, herbs, and other goodies from the main garden. Maybe carrots and radishes of we are lucky!

With a customer at the Brookside Farmer's Market
With a customer at the Brookside Farmer's Market