It was another week of gorgeous weather for sailing, but not so much for vegetables! The blue skies are beautiful, but the plants are suffering. As extremes of weather become the norm, it’s a reminder of why we’re trying to shift the way we farm; less tilling, more mulching. Less black plastic, more cover crops. Anything to hold moisture, retain mycorrhizal life, and encourage the plants to thrive despite the extremes of temperature that come with a changing climate. We’re continuing to learn, as farmers and as stewards of the land, and while we wish we had known a decade ago about some of the techniques that we’re starting to incorporate now, at least we’re starting now.
This final week of the spring greens CSA will be a smaller offering than the previous weeks, as we enter a little gap between the crops planted for the spring share and those planted for the summer share. We hope you enjoy your final salad-centric week of spring! Also, I apologize in advance if some of the information I send out in the coming weeks is repetitive. There are many brand new CSA members in the Summer share, so I’ll be giving them the scoop on everything from pickups to recipes. Thanks for your patience!
A few logistics: please remember to return your empty jars (milk, yogurt and ferments) and cheese bags! There’s no need to return your egg boxes. Also, if it’s been a month since you last made a payment, please do so this week or be in touch with your plans!
Thanks so much for being a part of this wild farm ride with us, and see you soon!
Reba, Bill and the HCF crew
Spring CSA Week Four of Four: Spinach, Lettuce Mix, Hakurei Turnips, Arugula, [Gailon Broccoli or Parsley]
Spring Week Four Add-on Shares: Milk, Bread, Cheese, Mushroom, Oil & Vinegar