Well, we've certainly thawed out quickly, haven't we? We've been busy getting the fields ready for planting and we've even started planting tomatoes in the tunnels!
We're getting to the busiest time of year for us as we plant and plant and plant! It's true we seed and transplant nearly every week of the year, but this time of year the number of plants is at it's highest. We're even starting to plant frost tolerant plants outside with frost covers at the ready.
This stint of warm weather has really got us excited, but we have to pace ourselves. We'll still have some frosts and cold but we are afforded the chance to prep beds, get them weed free and amended with compost so we can plant according to our plan. The fact that we use raised beds, no till, and don't use tractors for field prep means that even shortly after rains we can still get out and plant.
Good news!!! The overwintered leeks SURVIVED the brutal cold, so they're available and we'll dig them up for you if you want them! There's also some really tasty spinach that suffered a little cosmetic damage but tastes delicious! Hemme Bros also has some new cheeses available this week, so be looking for those!
Also, sometime next week (when it's rainy and we have time to write you) we'll be sending out some information for our summer CSA members regarding a new summer CSA pickup location in Brookside as well as how to sign up for the new CHEESE SHARE! If you don't see that email by the end of next week, you probably aren't signed up for the summer CSA.
Bread Shares this week:
Get out there and enjoy this early taste of spring! We've been spending a lot of time outside and we feel really blessed to make farming our occupation (August, doesn't usually make us feel so blessed, but spring does:). Thanks for allowing us to grow your food!
Dave and Sheri