Spring Week 8: The Hectic Beginning of Summer

Green Shallots, Spinach, Spicy Red Mustard, Nasturtium Flowers, Carrots, Sugar Snap Peas, and Garlic Scapes!

Green Shallots, Spinach, Spicy Red Mustard, Nasturtium Flowers, Carrots, Sugar Snap Peas, and Garlic Scapes!

THIS WEEK’S SUBSCRIBER MENU:

• Green Shallots (use like a sweet onion, with green onion tops)
• Garlic Scapes
• Baby Carrots
• Spinach
• Spicy Purple Mustard OR Cilantro
• Sugar Snap Peas
• Nasturtium Flowers

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

COMING SOON: Lettuces, Arugula, Baby Beets

This is a short and simple post just to let you know what you received in your share this week. We’ve hit high, busy season on the farm and we’re working about 60 hours per week planting, harvesting, weeding, and getting you your food!

The greenhouse peas are nearly finished and we’ll be waiting for a week or two until the outdoor peas are in full bloom. That experiment has turned out to be AMAZING, as we’ve already been harvesting and sharing sugar snaps with everyone for three weeks! That’s at least a month ahead of outdoor harvesting window. Pretty cool.

Our experiment with growing early Sugar Snap Peas in one of the greenhouses has been an overwhelming success. We started the plants in early February, and trellised them as high as we could. The vines reached eight feet tall, and then fell over. Nonetheless, they were loaded with peas and we've picked for four weeks.

Our experiment with growing early Sugar Snap Peas in one of the greenhouses has been an overwhelming success. We started the plants in early February, and trellised them as high as we could. The vines reached eight feet tall, and then fell over. Nonetheless, they were loaded with peas and we’ve picked for four weeks.

We continue to harvest greenhouse carrots planted in February, but other than that all the items your eating now are outside.

Potatoes, beans, the first round of broccoli and cauliflower, summer squash and cucumbers are all planted outside. The tomatoes are blooming. We’re getting ready to put the winter squash transplants outside this week, as well as the second round of broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbages, AND the Brussels sprouts for fall.

Please accept our apologies if we are difficult to communicate with for the next month. There really is very little time to spare as we get all the food planted!

Gabe, our new intern, has been doing a stellar job taking care of the U-Pick Garden this spring! The peas and strawberries are blooming and the we've had a hint of cut flowers blooming as well! It should be ready  just in time for the first Summer CSA pickup!

Gabe, our new intern, has been doing a stellar job taking care of the U-Pick Garden this spring! The peas and strawberries are blooming and the we’ve had a hint of cut flowers blooming as well! It should be ready just in time for the first Summer CSA pickup!

There are two weeks remaining of our Spring Season, and the Summer Season starts in just three weeks. June 17th is the first Tuesday pickup and Seattle delivery. I can’t believe it’s already here! Look for your startup email this week, and if you are signed up and don’t hear from me, please let me know!

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