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Tomatoes going in the ground!!!

Posted on March 9th, 2024 by Dave Redfearn

Yes, the plan is to transplant hundreds of cherry tomatoes into one of our greenhouses this week.  The earlier we get them in the ground, the sooner we get to start enjoying those tomatoes.  Even this early, we probably won't be harvesting them until after the winter CSA season ends, so make sure you are signed up for the summer season to get these precious treats starting in early May. 

If you aren't sure if you are signed up or not for summer, just log into Harvie and hit the "deliveries" tab.  Scroll down and if you don't see future deliveries going out into June, July, Aug etc, then you aren't signed up for summer.  If you'd like to sign up for summer, you can go straight here to do that.  Thanks to lots of you for helping promote CSA week for us on socials.  We've been seeing a lot of new signups.  I'll share the CSA week signup numbers on the private Facebook group early next week when we've tallied the numbers.  We're still short of where we want to be but there are many weeks left for people to feel spring coming and decide to join up.  


Rain was a blessing

We desperately needed that recent rain.  It helped recharge the springs that feed the pond we'll be irrigating from once we de-winterize the irrigation system in just a couple of weeks.  We're already prepping fields, spreading tons of compost and we've even started planting the first of the outdoor crops (including sugar-snap peas).  The newest high tunnel is now fully planted with all the new crops emerging including yet another round of spring carrots (always relieved when the carrots finally emerge in the winter plantings.  They sometimes take two weeks before anything comes up after seeing them.)  The seedling greenhouse is filling up with spring transplants destined for the fields and even the ginger has been put into the heating chamber to force it to sprout. 

Spring is officially less than two weeks away, but we're feeling like spring around here as we prepare.  We don't want to get ahead of ourselves.  Despite the unseasonably warm weather, we are far from being safe from hard frosts, so we do our best to be disciplined and stick to the plan without being lured into jeopardizing future crops.  

Bread and Cheese

Farm to Market 100% Whole Wheat Sliced

Hemme Brothers Garlic Herb Curds 

Thanks for sharing the harvest with us,

Dave and Sheri