Spring Share – Week 5

As predicted, a bunch of new items in todays share to go with the shift in the weather. The snow peas are pretty solidly producing now and the snap peas are just about to take off. We’ve got some nice chard bunches, Samantha lettuce, and the first pinches of basil. Beets make their first appearance, both red and just a few gold beets too. The tops on all of the beets are good for cooking, and are essentially more chard. Two medium sized heads of fennel are in the share today, and we left the tops on for folks who want to cook with them or put them in salads. Green onions round out the share, making it the most diverse yet this season.

In the field we’re continuing our regular plantings of lettuce, endless irrigations, and our never-ending cultivating of the beds and pathways to keep the weeds down and to make room for expanding crops. With a little luck we’ll have some time later this week to start building trellises for the summer crops.

The summer CSA season starts in two weeks. We still have one or two spots left so if you haven’t reserved one yet let us know you want one by filling out the online sign up form. If you have signed up, great! And, I’ll be sending out an email to all of the summer CSA members next week so look for that in your in-boxes soon.