You might need to squint………but this is a photo of the head of lettuce someone will receive in their first week’s delivery on May 15. The first seeds for that week’s greens were planted in the greenhouse last week, and they’ve just started to come up. Between now and then, these 4″ pots will be watered twice a day, and fed a nutrient rich tea made from comfrey once a week. They’ll be hardened off for a few days outdoors, then transplanted to a prepared field, watered in, and given protection from the sun for the first 24 hours. Then just a little weeding, and preventive measures to keep the deer and groundhogs from feasting on the lettuce. All this in eight weeks! It never gets old; it’s still a gift to be able to be a part of this process.
Other leaps of faith on both farms: a pad site for a hoophouse Katie can’t afford yet, lots of baby lambs, cows and goats at Judi’s, fields getting turned, strawberries being planted…….it’s all going to start coming together, now, in a huge rush.
We still have room for new members (and we’re waiting for some of our old Beans who’ve reserved their spots through email to send in the forms……yes…..YOU) so if you’re thinking about joining our CSA, read the ‘about us’ info at the top of the page, check out the other CSAs in the area, and if we seem to be the best fit, let us know if you have any questions!