Laura Christensen’s Blue Door Farm fights off a cold spring
- Megan Dejmal
- Christensen inside a high tunnel at Blue Door Farm.
A cold, wet start to growing season means that humans and bunnies alike are waiting a little longer for carrots. Fat City caught up with Laura Christensen, who operates Blue Door Farm in Kansas City, Kansas, as she worked her fields in preparation for the opening of the Brookside Farmers Market and the start of transplant season.
Now in her seventh year of farming, Christensen has a sense that the spring and summer harvests are likely to be delayed. “Last spring was drier and warmer,” she says. “Everything is going to be a few weeks later, but the markets will still have produce, particularly leafy greens coming out of high tunnels.”