March 16, 2020
To Our CSA Members, Farmers Market Customers and Friends of the Farm
We are all concerned about Coronavirus and it’s dramatic effect on our daily lives. We want to let you know that we are following developments closely and taking extra measures on our farm this season to protect the health of our customers and employees. This is a rapidly changing situation, and we are keeping informed to adapt and try to stay ahead of changing developments.
During this National Emergency as supply chains come under stress, we feel that it is important now more than ever to provide access to a local source of fresh, organic food for your family. While most businesses are in a “holding pattern” due to the Coronavirus; as farmers we’ve got to remain on Mother Nature’s clock. Pandemic or no pandemic, planting time is just around the corner.
Our fields are plowed and ready to plant. We have started tomatoes, carrots, onions, beets and many other crops in our greenhouses. We are trimming peach trees in the orchard, and we are on schedule to provide another abundant crop of organic fruit and vegetables for the 2020 season. As a small, family farm in a remote rural location, we are fortunate to be able to control many of the variables to keep us and our farm safe.
Everyone’s health and safety is important to us and we want to continue to provide the community with safe, nutritious, healthy food. Being an organic farm and working with food, we follow stringent “Best Practices” as part of our obligations to the Department of Agriculture National Standards and our status as a USDA Certified Organic farm. We have strict hygiene rules in place for both personal and health code reasons, and are following all CDC and Health Department guidelines to provide as safe and sanitary workplace and prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
We are staying in close contact with local governments and our farmers markets regarding closures, and are working on contingency plans for the safe distribution of our produce in your communities. This is a fluid situation and we will continue to keep in touch with our CSA Members and Farmers Market customers to provide updates as we get closer to harvest time.
We do hope that you and your loved ones are healthy and safe. Farmers are eternal optimists and we believe if we all do our part we can weather this storm and get through these difficult times together.
Wishing you all good health,
Guy & Lynn Borden