Weekly News, 4.14.21
Remember that crazy wind we had a few weeks ago on Friday, March 26? Many of us in the area lost power, trees were blowing over, and more. On the farm that day, we experienced the destructive power of Mother Nature when the brand new plastic greenhouse covering that was installed last fall on our high tunnel blew off. I could see and hear the plastic flapping in the wind from my bedroom window. Russ and Greenhouse Production Assistant, Mike, rushed to get the plastic off, as it was damaging the structure, bending metal poles each time the wind got hold of the plastic.
So during an already busy time, we had to now repair the greenhouse so that we could get the tomatoes planted, which were already running a bit behind schedule. Over the course of the next 11 days, we ran for parts, repaired the structural damage, and had to wait for a perfectly windless morning to pull the new plastic on.
Then on April 6, we planted our tomatoes! This was about three weeks later than we planted them last spring, but we got it done. We persevered over this pebble in our path, and we will see the mountain in a couple months when we pick that first delicious tomato.
Here’s the scoop this week–
- deliveries are arriving almost daily with fresh product. A couple days ago, our truck of beautiful, evergreens from Oregon arrived. This is a once per year order that we get of unique conifers, maples, and other ornamental trees and shrubs that cannot be sourced locally.
- our production greenhouses are brimming full with herbs, veggie plants, hanging baskets, perennials and more. Most of the summer annuals will be ready over the course of the next few weeks, with us being fully in stock by Mother’s Day. In the meantime, we have a great selection of cooler season annuals to get started with. Russ mentions some of them below in his weekly recommendations video.
- yoga is this Saturday from 9:30 – 10:30am. Meet at the front entrance of the store and we walk together to the grassy, pondside location. Dress in layers, as it looks like it will be chilly, and bring a large blanket or towel to put down under your mat. $10 cash or venmo to the instructor.
- we have an all-new Bedner’s VIP program for our best customers that replaces the former Bedner Bucks loyalty program. Click here to learn more.
- for those that want a little extra help with their gardening selections this season, we’ve started Garden Coach Appointments. Depending on the season and staffing levels we aren’t always able to give you the excellent service that you deserve. By signing up for an appointment, you will have the undivided attention of one of our experts!
- we are hiring a few more temporary Sales Associates to help for the spring rush, a Food Truck Manager, and eCommerce Fulfillment Specialists. Check our Jobs page for more info, to apply, or to refer someone. You can earn up to $200 Cash or $300 in Bedner’s Gift Cards for your referral.
- our online store has some herbs, perennials, trees and shrubs, bagged and bulk soil and mulch, and other gardening supplies available now for curbside pick or local delivery. Veggie plants, and a limited selection of annuals will be made available over the next couple of weeks.
Wishing you a great gardening season, and the strength to persevere over life’s pebbles when things go wrong. In farming and gardening, we deal so much– the weather not cooperating, pest & disease problems, deer and rabbit damage to plants, and so much more. It’s SO worth it though, right!? We got this. YOU got this 🙂
It’s our honor to serve you through your gardening journey and celebrate the mountains with you.