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IT'S EARLY SPRING ON SATUR FARMS!

One joy of life on the farm is our return to Long Island for the growing season. Spending the winter at our Florida farm has its rewards, especially with the past bitter winter in the north. It was a good winter season; we harvested continuous supply of our Mesclun, Wild Arugula, Kale, Beets, and all. I've just walked rows of English peas, shelling and eating them like I did as a little girl on my parents farm. But it's getting too warm here. It's time to start heading back for that slower evolving Spring at our home farm.

We don't all come back at once. First up are our guys who plow and prep the beds for seeding. We bring the equipment they need followed by our seeder and the team who does that work. Several of our crew who stayed up in NY for the winter were busy the past month starting transplants in the greenhouse. By setting out plants we can get a jump on the season by a couple of weeks. Butterheads, Frisée, Lollo Rosso, Curly Kale and Tuscan Kale are all waiting in the greenhouse to be laid on top of the new beds in the open field on Long Island where they'll immediate start sending their roots down into the warming soil.

Satur Farms also became involved with BPeace, an NPO with the mission of linking small business owners in poverty/violence-stricken countries with similar businesses in the USA, giving them knowledge and inspiration to expand their businesses, employ more people, and generate more revenues. We hosted a wonderful woman from Guatemala who grows and processes baby leaf, and quickly bonded with he and hope to visit her operation in return. We've also linked some of our restaurant and food colleagues to BPeace, who have mentored visitors. You can find out more about BPeace, The Business Council for Peace at: http://www.bpeace.org/

SEE US ON AVEC ERIC, Season 2, Episode 5, http://www.aveceric.com/2011/01/22/cultivating-taste/

We are HACCP Certified for Food Safety by SCS Scientific, with a 'SUPERIOR' rating.

Hope you enjoy your visit to our site.

Sincerely,
Paulette Satur & Eberhard Müller