We got a few days off last week thanks to the late season storm that dropped quite a bit of rain on the farm, but this week we are hitting the ground running.
The mostly dry spring this year allowed us to get quite a bit planted this year so far — a stark contrast to last year. So you’ll see more spring greens and peas in your boxes.
And while we were able to get our first tomatoes in between storms, they haven’t really grown much thanks to the cold and rain. The same is true for our potatoes, which sat in the cold wet ground for a month, waiting for some warm sun. They are finally emerging now.
April is one of our busiest months of the year for planting. We’ll be putting in all of your favorite summer crops: more tomatoes plus peppers, sweet corn, watermelons, summer squash, cucumbers and green beans.
We are also keeping an eye on our strawberry field. The plants mostly sat out the inclement weather in March, but as of this morning they are absolutely loaded with blossoms and a few tiny green fruit. It won’t be an early harvest this year but we still hope to get some ripe berries in your boxes before the end of April.
Spring is an expensive time of year for us, with more money going out than coming in. Still, we’ll be keeping your boxes full with fresh veggies, and we very much appreciate your continued support for our farm.