Crop Talk
The Newsletter of Great Country Farms
April 29, 2015: Dog Days Festival
April 2015
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Ready for the Field

Thousands of young plants in the greenhouse are ready to move to their summer home. In addition to the cucumbers pictured above, leeks, peppers, tomatoes, kale, cabbage, eggplant, yellow squash, and parsley have flourished in the last week, when temperatures in the greenhouse reached 100 degrees.

In This Issue
Dog Days Bloom Festival
This Saturday and Sunday

This weekend the farm goes to the dogs! We have moved this event from the hottest "Dog Days" of summer to the cooler days spring so you and your family's canine companion can enjoy the blossom season along with a good romp on the farm We will have an impressive dog agility course with new obstacles from Sit Stay Training, Doggie Olympic Games, and demonstrations that will keep tails a-waggin'! The first hundred pups to visit the farm each day will receive a doggie bag of goodies.

Read more about Sit Stay Training and owner Meghann Weller-Redmer in Barn Talk.


Schedule Both Saturday & Sunday:


11:00-3:00  Agility course and education with Sit Stay Training, and  Labyrinth training demonstrations with Joyful Dog Training.


11:00-3:00pm  Sit Stay Training's Obstacle course, and T-Touch Labyrinth by Joyful Dog Training


1:00 DoTerra Essential Oils for your dog


2:00 Doggie Olympics, Musical Sit, Dog or Frog, Trick for a Treat


Special on Sunday Only at 11:00 and 2:00: Performances by 




11:00 on Saturday and 12:00 on Sunday: 

Vet Wagon Education Session


And Farmer Bob will be on the wagon talking about blossoms!

Spinach, Asparagus, and GCF Membership Cards in the Market

Cold nights this week have kept the spinach green and glossy, but we're expecting high temperatures this week, which may make the crop bolt. We'll keep feasting on it as long as we're lucky enough to have it. U-pick bonus for this week: one bag of spinach. There's a lot of asparagus in the market, too. Wagons leave for the U-pick fields at 11:00, 1:00, and 3:00.

And remember...
We've kept your membership card in the market so we can welcome you back the first time you visit the farm this season. Come to the counter to chat with us and pick up your welcome package.

Featured Partners:
Leesburg Chiropractic

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 Read more in Barn Talk.
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Read more here.


Farm Market Feature
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Upcoming Events
Members Open House  
April 25

Dog Days Bloom Festival
May 2 & 3