2017 Week Five

We've put a pair of swings under the high drive for kiddos who want something to do while parents are collecting vegetables. (Parents are welcome to swing, too!) We're gradually spiffing up the place and creating more spaces to relax and enjoy the farm.


2017 Week Five


Hello CSA Members:

Well, hmm. Here we are, a week into June, and it's still drizzling with temps in the 50s. And it's the fifth such Monday in a row! I hesitated to include the above photo with this email, given that it was taken on a Thursday.  

The good news is that the vegetables continue to grow well, and we continue to find ways to work around the rain to keep the planting and weeding on schedule. The one growing space we've had to abandon for being too wet, though, is the bed right along the driveway, the one that's most visible, where the weeds and mud are now competing for space. Avert your eyes or look to the right, where we'll be filling the freshly-made beds with sunflowers this week.
 
Today's harvest continues in a similar vein to previous weeks, with asparagus leading the charge. We're eagerly awaiting warmer weather, which will help bring the first of the summer crops into the barn. Meanwhile, the greens bonanza continues. Today choose from among:

  • Mesclun
  • Arugula
  • Spinach
  • Head lettuce - red butter head and green romaine
  • Rainbow chard
  • Kale
  • Radishes
  • Parsnips
  • Asparagus
  • Salad turnips
  • Rhubarb

See you soon,

Chuck