What’s been going on!
So busy last week after all of the cold and windy weather and three nights near or at 20 degrees we had one day to push hard to uncover it all and plant more before the rain that came in on Friday night and Saturday, hence no newsletter. Most everything seemed to survive the cold, some things burned here and there and the blueberries are still an unknown until they finish blooming (or not).
A big spring week, our new staff began their voyage with us on Monday and not only have Laura and Kyle slipped right into our system but Jennie is doing a great job in directing them. Two new folks at once is always hard as there are twice as many questions and tasks to think about. We have for years operated with four of us but in Betsy and my attempts to slow down a bit we have added a 5th to cover some of the things that we used to do.
Rest assured there are still full days for us, like yesterday when we slid the last two of the little tunnels to their new position over the early tomato beds. Sandwiched on either side of that was firewood cutting and irrigation pump repair. As head of maintenance, any day I don’t go to Lowes is a good day, yesterday was not one of them.
Picture of the Week
Laura, Jennie, Oscar and Kyle- an all-star team for sure
What’s going to be at the market?
It is Ranunculus world, yellows, oranges, reds and pinks. Anemones are still with us too but beginning to slow down for the season.
More produce each week. Spinach is back. Lots of Red and Green Little Gem and Red Summer Crisp lettuces. The first Braising mix of the season. A few Red Radishes.
As a reminder if there is anything that you would like for us to hold for you at market just let us know by e-mail, by the evening before, and we will be glad to put it aside for you. Just so you know, sometimes not everything listed will be at the Wednesday market.
Hope to see you all at the market!
Alex, Betsy and Jennie
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In case I am late, would you be good enough to set 2 bags of spinach aside for me? Many thanks. Still very worried about those blueberries. I have been for 3 weeks now!