Peregrine Farm News Vol. 17 #10, 3/26/20

What’s been going on! 

You all are awesome!  Last week’s market went so well we were all blown away.  If we can all keep up the good practices of the 6 foot physical distancing, getting in and getting out of the market quickly and washing or using sanitizer on our hands we should be able to keep the market open.  Agriculture and farmers markets are considered essential jobs and businesses so we are trying to do our best to bring food to those that need it.

Betsy and I talk everyday about the dilemma of staying at home versus going to market. We don’t want to encourage, in any way, people going out in public or in groups but at the same time you all have been overwhelming in your requests for good fresh produce.  We also know the importance of the kind of normalcy that the market routine represents for so many of us which is necessary in these non-normal times.

We have decided to not attend the Wednesday market for at least a few weeks to reduce our time out and about.  We are also going to town only if we absolutely have to.  We will make the decision about the Saturday market on a week to week basis, so far it is still on for this week.  We still encourage people to pre-order if they can, see the link below for the instructions.

On a more regular life note, we worked hard the beginning of the week building trellis and preparing the tunnels to plant tomatoes and slipped the very healthy looking plants into the ground Tuesday afternoon.  Perfect overcast conditions to transplant with no shock to their system.  Hopefully by the time they are ready in June, the worst of this will have passed, hmmm tomato sandwiches!

Picture of the week

P1050470These tomatoes don’t know about coronavirus

What’s going to be at Market?

Large doses of patience and joviality continue.

The flood of Ranunculus continues, like miniature peonies, orange, red and maroon. The last week or two of Anemones as they are finally beginning to wane.  We all need some brightness!

Red and Green Little Gem lettuce.  A little more tender Green Boston Lettuce and the first bit of Romaine and Red Summer Crisp Lettuce (a combination of Romaine and Red leaf).  Plenty of Escarole for soups, salads or sautéing.  A good supply of crunchy Red Radishes and tender and sweet Japanese Salad Turnips.

To facilitate less contact and faster exchanges we are encouraging people to pre-order so that it is ready to go when you get to market this page has all of the details on how to do that.

Stay safe and well and we hope to see you all at the market!

Alex and Betsy

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One thought on “Peregrine Farm News Vol. 17 #10, 3/26/20

  1. We are thinking of you all but not coming this week. LOVED the turnips which Jim pickled and we cooked the greens. All delish! See you next week. Betsy B. I have a new email address! Please email me at erbryan81@gmail.com

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