It's time to shake off those winter blues and get dirty. The greenhouse is fired up and keeping our baby seedlings warm on these still too cold nights. We've started most of our early crops, like broccoli, cabbage, kale and lettuce. They're small, but cute. With heat mats in place we've been able to start some of the warm season veggies too. Just yesterday, Katie and I seeded the big hoophouse with rows of spring greens....spinach, lettuce mix, mustards, kale and those delicious white salad turnips called Hakurei. They should start popping up next week.
April 1st is traditionally our pea planting date. But this year, our ground is still frozen and the snow lingers on portions of the field, so the peas will have to wait a bit. It's the same old story each spring, the farmers are always ready to get to work before the field is.
This early in the season with unstable and unpredictible weather, it's too early to know exactly when our first CSA pick up will be. It will be sometime in May, though. We'll contact our members through email when we have an actual date.
We'd like to use this blog to communicate with our CSA members on a regular basis. Through it, we'll keep you posted on how things are going out in the field, show you pretty pictures and videos, and let you know what vegetables will be harvested each week. If you follow the blog, you'll get each post in your email.