A farmer could get used to days like these, but there's no room for complacency in this line of work. Overnight lows and buckets of rain are still lurking out there for Spring. We started things off with frost on the ground Monday morning, but quickly found ourselves opening up greenhouse doors, uncovering seedlings in the greenhouse and getting to work outside for the day. Kim has planted another round of Spring Green Garlic that we'll get to enjoy later on this season. We're still waiting to see how the February snowstorms will ultimately impact some of our treasured overwintering crops, but we should have answers very soon. The beginning weeks of our Spring Share are geared toward the enjoyment of things that have overwintered , not just as in “Winter, we’re sooooooo OVER it,” but more that we count on crops that we set in motion anywhere from 6 months to even a year ago to carry us through until we can really get into the field and get rolling. Sunny spring days like these are so deceiving--it feels like Summer, but the plants just aren't there yet. (But have I mentioned how delicious Grilled Leeks are?) So we gamble with overwintering crops to try and close the hunger gap of March. I call it a gamble, because honestly, we never know exactly what our Fall and Winter will do to something that we plant in Summer. When we win, it feels like hitting the jackpot. But, there are losses in the game. The primary crop that springs to mind is the perennially fickle Purple Sprouting Broccoli, aka the Notorious PSB.Read More
Spring Share begins tomorrow at NOON. If you’re reading this and didn’t get around to signing up before the harvest deadline, don’t fret. We would love to have you join us, and you may still sign up online to begin picking up next week. Whether you’re joining the CSA for the first time this season, or are one of the seasoned veterans continuing on with us into Spring, welcome and thank you! This is a great week dig to in with some good comfort food. With Pi(e) Day on Thursday (3.14) to St. Patrick's Day this weekend--grab a rolling pin or a masher and make the most of some sweet apples, tasty tubers and perhaps the last round of our overwintered cabbage. There are a few recipes below to get you started with some Irish style meals, and a growing archive on our website (that is fully searchable).Read More
This week will mark the end of our 2019 Winter CSA, and Spring Share will pick right up next week on March 12th & 13th, 2019. If you haven't registered for your Spring Farm Share, you may sign up online or in the farmstand this week. Thank you so much for your support throughout the Winter Share—and here’s to the Spring that you are making possible! With one foot at the edge of Winter and the other dipping a toe into Summer, Spring is probably the most diverse of all seasons for the CSA. Things go from root to leaf to fruit over the course of three months, and all the while, you farmers are behind the scenes setting the vast majority of the entire year into motion. I cannot stress enough how thankful I am for those of you who take up the charge and support our farm outside of the main summer harvest, especially with such the challenges that this particular Winter tossed our way. Winter may be a season of dormancy, but I like to think that we have all of you Winter CSA members to thank for all of the crops that your membership made possible when we're all eating crisp and juicy things in the seasons that follow.