This is the final week of our Spring season, with the 10 week Summer season starting next week. We are so grateful for the support we’ve received from our CSA members this spring. Last year, as we began planning to expand our garden threefold we knew it would take a lot of hard work, time and funds. Our plans and work were further complicated by last month’s constant rain and flooding leading to crop failures, delayed field preparation, and late plantings. This week we are supplementing shares with chard, jalapeños, and onions from our good friend Alex Bernhardt while we wait for our tomatoes and melons to fully ripen. The good news is our growing crops look more than sufficient for the rest of the summer and we continue new plantings to sustain us through the fall.
By the way, the Bernhardt farm sustained major damage from the recent flooding. Please consider contributing to the fund established to help them recover and rebuild.
Expected harvest this week
Full Share: Tomatoes, Squash, Eggplant, Okra or Beans, Cabbage, Onion, Sunflower Microgreens, Swiss Chard (double portion), Basil, Shallots, Thyme, Garlic, Jalapeños/peppers, Potatoes + special bonus: hummus compliments of the Bernhardt farm
Half Share: Tomatoes, Eggplant, Cucumber, Cabbage, Onion, Swiss Chard, Basil, Shallots, Thyme, Garlic, Jalapeños + special bonus: hummus compliments of the Bernhardt farm
We have experienced many of the difficulties of farming this year and it has only strengthened our determination to do our best to provide food for ourselves, family, friends and customers. We are seeing more and more how fragile our food system is in the US and how important small farmers are in this day and age. Thank you for your continued support and encouragement!