Here’s what the plan from the winter said for this coming week: Collards, cucumbers, summer squash, lettuce, green beans, carrots, potatoes. I’ll be surprised if we get green beans, but the rest of it is all possible. We need to clear out the gold beets so even though we had red beets in the share… Continue reading 4th Summer CSA Share Predictions
Kale, butter lettuce, beets, Hakurei turnips, cucumber, Yukon gold new potatoes, summer squash, parsley and lots of green onions! Both the kale and lettuce look surprisingly good considering the heat they just went through. We’re clearing out the first planting of beets this week, the last planting of turnips, and the last of the green… Continue reading Summer CSA share – Week 3 of 13
We’ve started harvesting and putting summer squash in the shares and three of the four varieties will be on rotation (I hope) for quite a while going forward. From left to right are: Genovese, Mutabile, and Odessa. We only harvest twice a week so we get a range of sizes, but they’re all good at… Continue reading Summer Squash Varieties
Collards, green onions, basil, cucumbers, summer squash, Hakurei turnips, green beans, kohlrabi, arugula, and summer crisp lettuce. A big share today, bridging spring and summer. It’s hard to tell right now what the longer impact of the heat will be, but in the short run it seemed to kick start a lot of the summer… Continue reading Summer CSA share – Week 2 of 13 – and Predictions for week 3!
I sent out a note on Friday to all of our Monday CSA members letting them know we’re not harvesting today due to the heat. We’re going to try to harvest all of the CSA shares together on Thursday, fingers crossed I haven’t underestimated the amount of time that’ll take and any traffic jams it’ll… Continue reading Harvest Heat Delay
The forecast for Monday is crazy hot following a crazy hot weekend! I’m working on the plan for dealing with that right now so if you’re a Monday CSA member keep an eye out for an email update soon – we’ll probably automatically switch you to Thursday for the week unless you explicitly ask to… Continue reading 2nd Summer CSA Share Predictions
Summer is off to a hot start! The heat seems to have killed the snow peas, but that was somewhat expected. Snap peas continued for today and look promising for Thursday as well. Everything else seems to have made a good showing – lettuce, carrots, chard, green onions, mini cabbage heads, and salad turnips! In… Continue reading Summer CSA share – Week 1 of 13
Oh my, next week is summer already! If you’re signed up for a summer CSA share you should have received an email with all the details on picking up your first share (via mail chimp) by now – and if not you should let us know so we can get that to you. Here’s what… Continue reading 1st Summer CSA Share Predictions
Spinach, beets, parsley, radishes, peas, carrots, a first sprig of basil and a head of lettuce (not pictured). I just realized I didn’t put the lettuce in the photo this week, mostly we gave out our Samantha red leaf, but a few folks will get other varieties. Chard was originally on the list, but since… Continue reading Spring CSA share – Week 5 of 5
Chard, lettuce, parsley, peas, carrots, radishes, turnips was the rough plan I made back in January for next week’s share and it looks like we’ll be pretty close. Radishes were a week early and we distributed most of those last week, but we might have another round to harvest this coming week, or just put… Continue reading 5th Spring CSA Share Predictions
Fennel, lettuce, radishes, green onions, peas, and kale. We left the tops on the fennel and they’re a nice addition to salads, or cooked greens. Some folks will get green crisp lettuce and some folks will get romaine this week. The romaine is the super sweet and crunchy Brown Goldring and unfortunately it got a… Continue reading Spring CSA share – Week 4 of 5
Lettuce, kale, fennel, peas, radishes, green onions. I was planning on romaine and some folks will probably get a head of that, but we’ve been having trouble with germination on that variety so most folks will probably get Nevada green crisp. We picked a few handfuls of peas yesterday, and it looks like we’ll have… Continue reading 4th Spring CSA Share Predictions
Choi, green onions, collards, spinach, turnips with greens, red butter lettuce and red leaf lettuce. Normally we don’t double up on the lettuce, but with the heat this week and some extra lettuce in the field leftover from previous weeks it was looking too good to skip and it wasn’t going to hold an extra… Continue reading Spring CSA share – Week 3 of 5
The greens have been doing well and they’ll star in this coming week’s share. Looks like we’ll have plenty of lettuce, likely a bit of our Pirat butter lettuce, and maybe some romaine on the farm stand as well as green crisp and red leaf – might be a double lettuce share, looking at all… Continue reading 3rd Spring CSA Share Predictions
Basic arugula, Samantha lettuce, fava greens, 5 Color Silverbeet chard, Hakurei turnips with greens, French Breakfast radishes with greens, Prize Choi, and Longstanding Bloomsdale spinach. The first arugula and spinach have done well so more of those this week and we’ll probably continue to have some on the farm stand in the upcoming weeks. Both… Continue reading Spring CSA share – Week 2 of 5
Next week’s planned share (planned back in January) was for arugula, chard, lettuce, fava tips, peas and salad turnips. The peas are just starting to make their first little pods so at this point we still have at least another week or two until our first harvest of those. Everything else is looking very good,… Continue reading 2nd Spring CSA Share Predictions
Longstanding Bloomsdale spinach, Nevada lettuce, French Breakfast radishes with tops, Lacinato Rainbow kale, Basic arugula. The share this week is pretty much exactly as planned, which almost never happens. I’ve listed the variety names above and think about all the stories I have from years of growing each of these varieties, knowing a little about… Continue reading Spring CSA share – Week 1 of 5
CSA harvests start Monday and I took a look at the fields today to see what’s ready. Here’s my best guesses, and I’ll try to post these for the following week every week this year: lettuce, radish, spinach, kale, and arugula! The lettuce will probably be green crisp, and the kale is our standard, Lacinato… Continue reading 1st Spring CSA Share Predictions!
The arugula is looking good for next week. If you’re signed up for the spring CSA look for details on picking up you first share next week in your email inbox sometime on Friday. We’re looking forward to getting the harvest season started!
Update – 5/21/21 – We seem to have a full crew once again so I’m pulling down the link to the job description and application process here, but leaving up the post for posterity. If you’re interested in checking out what we do or volunteering in our hands on garden get in touch and we’ll… Continue reading The Farm is Hiring!