Peregrine Farm News Vol. 15 #2, 3/2/18

What’s been going on!

Scary windy day and looks like it might still be a bit blustery tomorrow at Market too.  March is always a windy month but this is a bit more than normal.  It is additionally difficult this time of year because most produce farmers have huge covers out to protect young plants from sudden cold or to help with germination and plant survival.  These big sheets of fabric or plastic love to get airborne in high winds so a lot of energy and effort will be expended to weigh them down.  Don’t want to see them fly off to the next county.

Betsy and I had a great trip to New Mexico and Arizona.  We planned it around a visit to one of our original shareholders and big supporters of Peregrine Farm in its inception and early days who now lives in Tucson.  We flew into Albuquerque so we could tour some and eat lots of green chile!  It took us a few days to drive over to Tucson and then Dottie took us to some really beautiful places.  Of course we also visited the best of the Tucson Farmers’ Markets.  Really nice market near the peak of their season with lots of vendors including one roasting peppers!  He did not grow his own and said they were from Mexico at this time of year.

On the farm, Jennie and crew have been going hard composting beds and getting the first outdoor crops in the ground.  The peas are up and look good, same with radishes, turnips and lettuce transplants too.  So we are off and running after the really long, wet stretch.  The record warm weather last week helped a lot but it is a bit unsettling for this early in the season.

Picture of the Week

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Row cover trying to blow off, peas and more looking good

What’s going to be at the market?

It is all about Anemones to brighten even the darkest or windiest day.

Just a bit of Italian Parsley and Cilantro too.

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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