About to the current Coronavirus/Covid-19 Pandemic
Due to the worldwide Coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic, we understand the legitimate fears of coming in contact with a potentially harmful pathogen such as this. We take great care in making sure our microgreens are grown in a safe and sterile setting. As a microgreen grower, routine sterilization protocols are nothing new. Our farm practices have included these protocols from day one, so we always put our customers safety first. However, now more than ever, the risks for contamination is at the forefront of everyone’s mind. Not just from a producer standpoint, but the consumer’s as well.
In order to help provide fresh, high quality and locally produced foods, we are taking a few extra precautions. On top of our routine sterilization protocols, and to further reduce the risk of spreading contagions, I am implementing the regular practice of wearing a face mask and disposable food service gloves when working with and handling my products. Life is not without risk. We understand you have to do what is best for you and your loved ones. No matter what your decision, we hope you stay safe and show kindness and compassion to you friends and neighbors, during these troubling times.
We are keeping a close eye on how Coronavirus/Covid-19 will impact the 2020 Farmers Market season. We remain hopeful and ready to support and adapt to whatever decision is made. So make sure to monitor the Town Square Farmers Market Facebook page to stay up to date.
Updates About Our Farm Going Forward
Because of moderate flooding last fall, and the potential for flooding this spring, we made the decision to move our farming operation. We are no longer located in the city of Grand Forks, but are still within a fairly easy commute. This means that, regrettably, we have decided to put our plans for our urban market garden on hold for the 2020 season. However, we do plan on revisiting the concept later in the year. As it is now, we still believe it is a sound concept going forward, but with so many setbacks last fall, as well as moving, we were unable to get things properly set up for the growing season. We still want to continue to offer microgreens to our customers. Besides the farmers market, there are a couple other ways to get them if you’re interested.
With the uncertainty of the local farmer’s market, and rumors of breaks in the food supply chain, we have reopened our microgreens delivery program. This is a great way for you and your family to guarantee fresh, locally sourced produce. Which is a nice piece of mind and the most reliable way to get fresh micros. And another great benefit of our program is that it’s contact free, meaning social distancing friendly drop-offs.
So sign up today and start getting fresh micros delivered to your door. We have revamped our program slightly, so please read carefully before choosing your subscription option.
On top of that, we are excited to announce that we will be partnering with Charlie and Dawn of Rognerud Farms and will be offering an option for our micros in their CSA shares. You can sign up for their yearly CSA here.
In times like this, it’s especially important to boost your immune system. Microgreens are an easy way to do that, as studies show they are very high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Fear, stress and anxiety due to loss of job and the potential of life threatening pandemics can contribute to the breaking down of your immune system. The potential risks of buying food shipped from other states or countries, where the outbreak is more widespread, as well as many shortages of fresh produce is alarming and very real. We are here to help aid you in the fight against this. It is my hope that you will take care of yours, and your loved one’s health during these unprecedented times.