2019 Week 21, Winter CSA 12 of 12
Thank you all, you winter members of the not-quite-a-Winter-CSA CSA! It was so nice to have you here each every-other week, even if I only got to see your car come in as I prepared a field, or weeded the onions. I will be back and in one place for the summer CSA, taking a break from the heat, and enjoying all of your presences. And as to that, the Summer CSA begins in two weeks, on Wednesday, June 5th.
I was struck by two things, most, this week. First, in one week the farm will be nearly 100% full. That is, every single bed on the farm will be growing food. That blows my mind. Up first for the week, though, is a delivery and planting of sweet potato slips (12 beds), the 3rd planting of tomatoes (5 beds), the fifth planting of snap and soy beans (4 beds), and the delayed and we’re-just-going-to-accept-these-soddy-beds-as-they-are direct seeding of polenta-grits corn (18 beds) and dry beans (25 varieties over 42 beds). A new farm layout against currently producing strawberries means we’re going to hang-on mowing and tilling the berries for a bit, and plant the 3rd batch of watermelons, cucumbers, squash, and corn in the greenhouse, rather than the field.
And the second thing I was struck by: All of the great input you have had on farm crops and varieties, which I felt in my excitement for a slew of little seedlings this year: ‘Nufar’ Basil — a consensus favorite — Rainbow Jalapenos — because hot was too hot — padron & shishito peppers — because enough wasn’t — and Asian cucumbers — because they do that better, too. It’s so great to feel this excitement over your own excitement.
I don’t want to take too much from the start of summer, but there will be a bit of chard and kale added to the mix this week. Hip hip.
See you on the farm,
Dried Culinary Herbs
Winter CSA Dates