It's March in Erie county and that means maple syrup season! At Burch Farms Country Market and Winery, we celebrate maple syrup season by having a pancake breakfast every weekend. We serve up all you can eat pancakes with sausage, our homemade applesauce, apple cider, grape juice, and coffee. It is a finger licking sweet time so come on out and join us!
On March 19th we will be having a Farm to Table dinner. The dinner will be prepared by Chef Scott from Kingdom Culinary Services and meat and produce provided by local farms including ours. Sarah Parker from Parable Farms will be speaking about their farming practices and the health benefits of eating non processed foods and I will be speaking about our farm history and practices. We are doing one per month for the next few month with myself and another guest speaker at each dinner. We're very excited to be working with other farmers on these events and showing our community the benefits of buying and eating local.
Also, March 26th will be our 11th annual Easter Egg hunt. We are busy filling eggs wirh candy and our goal is to have around 13000 eggs for the hunt. This event has become so big we suggest pre-registration by calling the farm at 814.725.0747. Everychild that is pre-registered will be entered in a drawing for a Special Easter Basket!
With all these exciting events in March we are farming the other 5 days of the week. The crops are all looking good at this point. Even peaches and cherries are looking good. Yes, we may finally have local peaches and cherries. Apples and grapes are also looking good. However, with the mild weather we have been having its setting the stage for an early spring. This will bring an increased chance of frost damsge to the crops. As a farmer I am optimistic thst with no ice on Lake Erie and the water temperature at 35 degrees that when spring gets here that the lake will continue warming up and will hopefully help protect the crops from frost damage.
We still hsve a lot of apples left. Mainly Idareds and Red Delicious and we still have a limited supply of Cortland and Crispin. With all the warm weather we have busy trimming the grapes and apples. Day after day we work and managing the trees and vines on our farm to produce the quality our consumers want and expect from us!
So enjoy March and come out to the Farm and enjoy one or all of our events this month! We'd love to see you and spend some time with you at Burch Farms!