- Mixed Baby Lettuce
- Sunflower Shoots
- Redleaf Lettuce
- Red Cabbage
- Yellow Onions
- Red Shallots
- Red Beets
- Harvest Moon Potatoes
And That's a Wrap!
This is our tenth and final week for the winter/spring CSA season. To all of you who've been eating with us since January, thank you for your support through a truly wintry winter! In spite of the rain, the hail, the snow, and the ice-on-the-windshield-every-morning, the farm still managed to yield a remarkable abundance of food for all of us. Gotta love those hardy overwintering cauliflowers, those durable steadfast onions, and those brave greens that are willing to germinate in the coldest, darkest corner of the calendar. For plant diversity and resilience, we give thanks!
We hope you are signed up for our upcoming summer/fall CSA season, which should be starting the week of May 29th. We love feeding folks year-round and delight in knowing that we're all on the same seasonal eating adventure together, week after week, fueling our lives with vibrant plants.
Next week we'll be taking a break from harvest so that we can focus the entirety of our efforts on transplanting a whole slew of crops into the field: winter squash, pumpkins, cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, lettuce, and our first big wave of sweet corn. We'll also be direct seeding beans and carrots and herbs; putting up a new walk-in cooler; and starting in on construction of a new equipment shed (pardon our mess at the farmstand for the next couple months!). It's a doozy of a list, but thankfully we've got a rockstar team this year and we're having a great time tackling all the projects together. Believe!
The week of May 29th will also be the kickoff to our summer farmstand schedule: every Wednesday starting May 31st, 11:30 am to 2:30 pm. As many of you know, we did a big expansion to the farmstand this spring, so there's lots more room (and lots more shade) to shop. You're welcome to drop in and shop the stand, or place a pre-order using Local Line, our online sales platform. We'll add Saturdays to the farmstand schedule by mid-June-ish, once the strawberry upick is open. (Speaking of which, the strawberry patch is looking vibrant and we've found a few red berries, so hopefully we'll start seeing a harvest in the next few weeks). Meanwhile, we get to savor all the greens that early summer provides with gusto (the best of those - Abby's Greens - are two weeks away from harvest, and counting!).
Enjoy your final "winter" share and thanks again for being a part of Valley Flora.