The first day of spring is just 2 weeks away, and boy are we happy about it. Though it has been a mild winter, we had a very harsh and cold fall and very beginning of winter. So we'll take a mild winter despite the Farmer's Almanac predicting record snows. Can't say I'm disappointed about the failed prediction, though the kids are still hoping for at least one chance to go sledding this year.
We're busy with all the spring preparations, so I'll keep this brief. We've been taking every opportunity when the ground is dry to prep beds and turn under cover crops for the first outdoor plantings. We should be planting peas and spinach outdoors in another week or two and then from there the fields will start filling up quickly.
For the winter CSA, we still have many weeks to go and the greens will be getting more plentiful as they start to thrive with almost 12 hours of daylight now. It's amazing the difference in growth rates between early February and early March! So don't be shy about doubling up on your favorite greens from now on out. They grow so quickly now we'll be donating large bags of greens every week. The greens need to be harvested whether you eat them or not. We'll make sure someone gets to eat them.
Remember we're back to weekly pickups now. The final pickup of the season is April 20th and 21st so there are 7 more weeks including this one. We hope you are enjoying your veggies.
Bread and Cheese
Farm to Market 100% Whole Wheat Sliced Loaf
Cheese share: Hemme Brothers Quark
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