With our production season coming down to an end, we feel it is now safe to make an evaluation of our season and draw conclusions which will inform our business decisions going forward. Coming into this growing season we had set some very specific minimum sales goals for our farm, because we do not want to work for years and years, then one day look up and realize that we are no better off than we were years before. In retrospect, this growing season has had its ups and downs, we have had struggles, and we have had days when we felt like quitting. Market farming can truly be a roller coaster ride of emotions, especially when the days are long and things fail - a combination of failures and a tired farmer would bring down anyone’s spirits. We have had thousands of dollars worth of damage from rabbits, broken equipment, and plant diseases, but at the end of the day we were able to produce a substantial amount of high quality product even though we lost so much.
We are proud to announce that this growing season has resulted in enough success that we have eclipsed our minimum sales goal for the summer and still have 8 weeks of farmers markets remaining. We feel that we have been able to address many of the issues that have plagued us through the growing season and we feel poised to be able to go into next year informed having learned invaluable lessons both on the marketing and production sides of our business. We are excited to offer another year of high quality organically grown products to each of you!
If you have interest in helping Wild Coyote Farm meet our goal to become a sustainable supplier of high quality produce to more people, there are a few specific ways you can help!
Paul, Shelli, and Bria
Here's how we are growing and harvesting our baby greens.