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March 2022

Bee pollinating

The month of March is one of transitions at SingleThread Farm at Dry Creek. While days are slowly getting longer and the sun is beginning to feel warmer, the wind still carries the chill of winter and the threat of frost lingers. This is the time of year that feels hurried yet calm, quiet yet buzzing with the anticipation of early spring and the summer that follows. 

Color is returning to the farm in the form of blooming flowers, both in our hoop houses and our fruit trees. Cherry, apricot, peach, and plum, their blossoms hint at bright flavors to come, and sure enough, pollinators flock to these blooms like magnets. Our greenhouses are dotted with cheerful poppies and ranunculus, a sea of warm reds, dusky pinks, and buttery yellows. A happy place to spend the morning with your hands deep in the earth. If you look closely, you’ll notice our pear trees are beginning to gently unfurl their leaves, and the apples are not too far behind. 

We recently expanded to a twenty-four acre property in the Dry Creek Valley, and this winter, we doubled our greenhouse space in anticipation of the harvests that our new farm will afford us. With this new land we will be able to grow more than ever before, increasing the amount of farm grown food available to our guests at SingleThread Restaurant and Inn, and decreasing our overall carbon footprint. Our Farm team has been hard at work over the last few months building the infrastructure needed to house our trays of annual seedlings and pots of perennials that will soon be transplanted to the field. 

What in January seemed to be ample space is now all but bursting at the seams with the promise that spring brings. We are looking forward to sharing more dispatches from the Farm on our Blog and on social media. Follow us @singlethreadfarms for more stories from the Farm. 

Adam Smith, Director of Farm Programming

A morning dew on a strawberry flower