I started by sitting down in multiple meetings with everyone on the farm to get feedback on how much of what we should grown and when in 2015. We've gone back through surveys, comments, records and notes and now I'm working all of that into a big master spreadsheet that contains the details. From that sheet I'll generate a seed order, a chart of seeds to start in the greenhouse, a schedule for working the fields into seed beds, a planting plan for the field, and numerous other small sheets to come up with labor projections and supplies we'll need.
So far I've only made it through celeriac, but I'm starting to gain momentum now. I'm guessing we'll end up with something in the neighborhood of 600+ unique plantings planned for 2015 as the crop mix continues to grow a bit and we expand the production in the fields.
I'm excited to add in a few new crops like hunchback cardoons, which I saw growing in Tuscany last month. I'm not quite as excited about adding in salad mix (it's relatively complicated to write a plan for), but everyone else on the farm loves salad mix so you can look for that in the store in the spring (maybe even in the winter with a little luck and help from our hoop houses).
Once the plan is in place I'll try to make up a simplified calendar of what vegetables we're planning on producing, month by month so you can start planning all of your meals for next year.