EMBRACE SALAD SEASON
Here we go – our second year. To our returning CSA members, “welcome back!” New folks, please bear with us as we learn the names and faces of our new members. Please read through your newsletter each week for important information about items in your share and coming up next week.
The spring garden is planted with such anticipation of things to come, but before all the “big stuff” starts ripening, fresh salads fill our plates. Enjoy the greens while they last, because when the heat turns on, the lettuce turns bitter and salad season will taper off until cool fall weather returns.
We are pushing our season extension tools a bit more this time around in hopes to get better shares earlier in the season for our CSA members exclusively. We have a few things in our caterpillar tunnel that are far ahead of last year including broccoli, peas, chard, scallions, kale, dill, romaine and mustard. The radishes were fantastic, but that ephemeral crop is nearly done already. We also have a beautiful crop of carrots growing in the high tunnel we started way back in March just for you that are getting very close to ready as well. Though Dene seems to think they are his secret stash.
So far, we’ve got 3 to 4 times the produce in the ground compared to season one and this is largely because of all the volunteer help we have had this spring. Not to mention having a real plan, which meant the groundwork was done last fall with increased acreage under cover crops. We’re also trying some new things like leeks, salad turnips, savoye cabbages and more which will give our CSA members a chance to try new things along with us.
Let us know if you have any questions about what is in your farm share. We want this to work for you. Thank you again for supporting our farm!
Still busy planting like crazy,
Rebecca & Eric