Peregrine Farm News, Vol. 16 #11, 4/10/19

What’s been going on! 

Well we have had over four inches of rain in the last five days!  Fortunately it did not come with the damaging winds or hail that some parts of the state got and it did, at least for now, clear the air of the amazing pollen storm.  We have lived here for 40 years and I don’t think I have ever seen it thicker than it was did Monday.  When it rolls up off the pavement in clouds like driving down a dirt road in a drought that is just too much.

Less than two months until the Farm to Fork Picnic, hard to believe it has already been a year!  Supporting the beginning farmer programs at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems which is a joint effort between NC State, NC A&T State and the NC Dept. of Ag.  CEFS not only has the largest sustainable and organic research farm in the US but also programs all across the state in many areas of socially just food and farming.  It is an organization close to our core as we have been advisors since its founding and no problem is more pressing than training new farmers as us old coots age out.

We are once again paired with our good friends at Pizzeria Mercato, don’t know yet what they will craft with our produce but I will let you know as soon as they have it figured out.  You can find all of the details and buy tickets here.  Sunday June 2nd, don’t miss out!

The first Wednesday market of the season is today, 3:00-6:00, come on by and see us, looks to be a beautiful afternoon.

Pictures of the Week

P1050022 The green, green view of the bottom field from the house

 P1050023Cherokee Purple blooms, less to two months until they are ripe 

What’s going to be at Market?

First Wednesday market this week and don’t forget we now open at 7:00 on Saturdays!

The flower department is down to Anemones this week- brilliant colored crepe paper like blooms!

Lettuce world, prime season. Plenty of green and red Little Gem Lettuce.  The intense red Summer Crisp Lettuce called Cherokee.  Green Boston and the first Romaine of the spring.  More nice heads of Escarole for soups, salads or wilted greens.  Sweet and tender Japanese Salad Turnips.  Crispy 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 and Betsy

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