What’s been going on!
Sorry for the late newsletter, way too much going on, May. Thanks to all for the kind and interesting messages from last week’s newsletter, apparently we are not the only ones who have been caught up in both the advancement of a movement or business and the changes in technology. What’s that saying? The pioneers take all the arrows?
One of the things that we are most torn about with the new Peregrine Farm plan is the loss of the whole pepper program. We are sorry for all of the pepper devotees who have supported us for so many years and certainly the last 11 years of roasting peppers at the market. There are a lot of great pepper growers at market so quickly there will be adequate supply for everyone.
This would normally be the start of pepper week at the farm as we prepared the fields for the planting of nearly 3000 plants of usually 30 plus varieties. It was always the last of the big hurdles for the season but once done with the planting we still had six months of trellising, picking and roasting to go. Today I planted our one, hundred foot row, with just 130 plants of six varieties just for or our consumption (we do a lot of eat peppers, fresh and frozen, almost every day all year). Yet another moment that felt odd this spring but hey, I was done in an hour with fabric mulch, trellis and planting included.
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Basil and Cukes coming to market tomorrow.
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