Thanks to the unseasonably warm weather we’ve been having, we’re launching our CSA today, weeks earlier than we’d anticipated. For now all we have are asparagus and eggs, along with last fall’s sweet potatoes and garlic, but we’re off and running for the year and happy about it. Hoping we can keep good healthy food coming for our members all year. It feels good to be able to provide great food to so many families.
We’ve planted all of the cool weather crops now: carrots, radishes, beets, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, lettuce, kale, mustard greens, collards, turnip greens, onions, Swiss chard, spinach and potatoes. This week we’ll be planting rhubarb, strawberries and asparagus. And we’ll be hoping we don’t get a late hard freeze, while also hoping it cools off some. Spring is a tricky growing season for us, but if all goes reasonably well we’ll be rewarded with some great food.
It’s a beautiful time of the year as life returns to the trees. The pears and redbuds are blooming. The dogwoods are soon to follow.