April has been a busy month at Orchard Hill Farm. Two of our apprentices Devin Hickman and Anna McFaul (you may remember Anna from 2008) arrived the end of March and have been working hard since then. We have continued with the bunkhouse. See Devin mudding the inside wall. At the same time we have been growing transplants in the heated greenhouse and planting the hoop houses and main garden with early vegetables. Yesterday, we planted the potatoes with the help of our team of Suffolks, Jasmin and Winnie.

The CSA in now full and we have a number of people on our waiting list. It seems that people are more attracted to the CSA model of connecting with where their food comes from than ever.