Hello CSA members – I hope you’re getting excited for fresh greens! The kale, collards, and swiss chard are growing nicely and should make a big appearance in your first share. If nature goes our way, you’ll also get to enjoy arugula, peas, hakurei turnips, radishes, garlic scallions and more. And for those of you with a garden, balcony, or windowsill – you’ll also receive vegetable and herb seedlings in the first or second share.
The tentative first share dates are Tuesday, June 1st and Friday, June 4th (I’ll be in touch as the time nears). Until then, you can keep some trash out of the waste stream and help out the Farm by saving your single serve yogurt containers (for the seedlings), black and white newspaper (for weed suppression), plastic kitty litter containers, five gallon buckets, old sheets or towels, and any large storage bins with lids (mouse protection). Bring any or all of these items to your first pick-up and I will put them to good use.
Here’s a photo of the first cultivation of the season with the Allis G, a tractor made for small farms in the 1950’s and still kickin’.
Another in the series of Collards Growing Up – here they are happily adjusting to life in the field.
Little peas reaching for their trellis. In the background, you can also see the row cover that is protecting arugula from pests.
I’m looking forward to meeting everyone at the first pick-up!
Happy Earth Day,