Peregrine Farm News Vol. 15 #12, 5/9/18

What’s been going on!

Well the packing shed project was completed last week and a coat of stain rolled on it too.  With it all tucked up before the weekend rains I slipped off to the mountains for one last hiking trip before the leaves were on the trees up there.  Leafless above 3500 feet and the wildflowers were really getting ready to put on a show.

Back home and my morning walk around the farm showed that the crops are really jumping and Jennie (and crew) are doing a great job in both planting and keeping everything really clean.  There is a lot of beautiful produce ready to roll out of the fields this week to the market and even more shortly behind that.

The big planting of tomatoes, which has been in the ground for two weeks, has turned the deep green they get once their roots have really taken hold and are being feed by the rich soil we prepared for them, with the warm weather coming this week they will really begin to grow.  The early planting already has lots of small fruits set and are equally vigorous.  Even though this spring has been odd, late and cool the farm has never looked better at this time of year!

Pictures of the Week

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Jennie and crew harvesting for Wednesday market

What’s going to be at the market?

Big Mother’s Day and Graduation weekend and we will have a table full of great produce for you at the Markets and at many of the local restaurants too!

Amazing lettuces with Little Gem lettuce in Red and Green, Romaine, Green Boston and Red Summer Crisp and the nice Salanova lettuce mix.  More beautiful Spinach.  Crispy Red Radishes and the Japanese salad Turnips are back.  Beautiful dark Lacinato Kale (a.k.a. Dino Kale, Cavalo Nero, Black Kale).  Escarole has returned for the spring.  Plenty more Broccoli Raab (Rapini, Cima di Rapa) do not miss it!  Italian Parsley and Dill are here.

Betsy will gather together what flowers she can for Mother’s Day but the cold spring has really held us back.

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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