Spring Week 3—Spring Limbo

Spring Limbo begins: The end of the overwintered crops, and not quite time for the spring-planted ones.

Spring Limbo begins: The end of the overwintered crops, and not quite time for the spring-planted ones.

Last WEEK’S SUBSCRIBER MENU:

• Tiny Kale Leaves
• Leeks
• Broccoli Raab (Turnip Rapini)
• Turnip Greens with Tiny Turnips
• Spring Onions
• Miners’ Lettuce
• Rhubarb

Click on the links above for information and recipes about these crops.

COMING SOON: Radishes, Pea Shoots, Baby Lettuce, Baby Carrots

NO CSA PICKUP NEXT WEEK! APRIL 19-24!

We do our best to be very clear about the fickleness of Spring with our Spring CSA invitations. This is why. One week it’s cold and rainy, and the next it’s 80 degrees. We went from having the back of the farm flooded in surface water to everything being ready to plant in the space of just a week.

After eating hearty greens for so long, the first tender turnips and greens are soooo sweet!

After eating hearty greens for so long, the first tender turnips and greens are soooo sweet!

Unfortunately, that also means that our spring staples of budding brassicas are short-lived. All the Rapinis and Broccolinis just want to burst into flower and don’t stay at the budding stage very long. So, goodbye broccoli. At the same time, the crops that we’ve been able to get planted in the last few weeks aren’t quite ready.

The greenhouse carrots planted in February are starting to look like carrots! I'm guessing two more weeks, maybe three, until harvest.

The greenhouse carrots planted in February are starting to look like carrots! I’m guessing two more weeks, maybe three, until harvest.

This week’s turnips are coming from one of the greenhouses. The upcoming radishes, carrots, and green onions will also be coming from greenhouses. These are all crops we planted in February, when it was still freezing at night and raining outside.

Looking ahead to next week, however, we’re in limbo. Overwintered crops are spent and the newly planted things are not quite ready. But in two weeks it’s going to be awesome!

The U-Pick Garden is off to a great start! Gabe the Intern has been working hard to get Shelling Peas, Sugar Snap Peas, Cutflowers, and Strawberries planted. It's so exciting!

The U-Pick Garden is off to a great start! Gabe the Intern has been working hard to get Shelling Peas, Sugar Snap Peas, Cutflowers, and Strawberries planted. It’s so exciting!

So, NO PICKUPS NEXT week, April 19-24!
Since we’re still a week ahead, we’re still in line for 7 more weeks of Spring before the Summer Season begins in June. 

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