Winter Week 6 from Valley Flora!

  • Red Beets
  • Purple Sprouting Broccoli
  • Green Cabbage
  • Spinach!
  • Micro Mix Medley - mesclun, radish, peas, sunflower shoots
  • Carrots
  • Spring Raab
  • Kale Medley
  • Shallots

On Rotation:

  • Cauliflower

Happy Spring!

This is always that awkward moment in the Winter CSA season when I feel like I need to change the name and start calling it the "Spring CSA." Because spring it is! Yesterday was a Richard Scary storybok "Day on the Farm." It started with morning harvest and CSA packout, but then we launched full steam into fieldwork with the sun shining warmly and everyone stripped to shirtsleeves. Mowers were mowing, weedeaters were weedeating, kids were frolicking (spring break!), frogs were hopping, bees were buzzing, horses were grazing, seeds were germinating, plants were growing, plum trees were blooming, soil was warming - all in one big, loud, life-affirming hallelujah! 

Next week is our first big outdoor planting, and the kickoff to weekly field planting from now until October. The greenhouse is full of perky little transplants, bravely hardening off for their big transition to the great outdoors next week. The weather is cooperating, with enough dry weather this week to get ten tons of calcium and micronutrients spread across the farm, and then work up the beds before the weekend rain. That will leave us trowel-ready for our marathon transplanting next week, rain or shine. I love it when it works out. Of course, superstitiously, I'd better not count my chickens before they hatch. Any number of things could break on the tractor, or shift in the forecast between now and Sunday. :)

Enjoy that spinach! Such a treat to have spinach salad for dinner last night!