Dried Culinary Herbs
Winter CSA Dates
03/27/19, 04/10/19, 04/24/19, 05/08/19, 05/22/19
2019 Week 13, Winter CSA 9 of 12
Happy Spring everybody! It has been a busy time on the farm, which is really just to say that the farming year is here! Today was a beat-the-rain rush to get 600 feet of spring black and fall red raspberries into their new home. It doesn’t sound like much, and I suppose it wasn’t, but it took all day all the same. The black raspberries should mature in June, beginning next year; the red are a +50% continuation of last year’s middle-two varieties — Caroline and Heritage — which were the productivity winners over Joan J and Josephine. What happens with the latter two are up in the air, though I am leaning toward replacing ‘Joan J’ with some Justaberries — a Currant and Gooseberry cross — for a post-blackberry small fruit.
For a number of reasons, I did not run a true CSA this winter, as you know. One of those was the fact that I knew I would be tilling in the spinach early, in order to establish the new farm system. So, no more spinach for the winter. I was able to leave a strip of cilantro, though, which ought to be growing well as this weather warms. Not a greens replacement, but a nice thing nonetheless.
A hardy hearty reminder that we are still looking to sell the rest of the Summer CSA. If you know of anyone who might be interested, you can get 10% of every dollar they send our way, sent your way. What a deal! :) We have just a few more things to buy to finish-out the start of summer — some gravel for the entry walkway, and some wooden stakes and twine for the tomatoes, for example — but are cash short at present. The shares will sell in due time, but selling them sooner is so much better than later. :)
See you on the farm,
& Happy Spring, once more,