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Archive for May, 2014

It’s Spring!

Our fields are quite soaked with spring rains this week after the big push of moisture from the South. Most of the spring planting is finished and we are in full maintenance and weed control mode now. The pests are fairly low this spring due to the very long, cold winter. Our weeds were under good control before the rains started late last week. We will catch up quickly this week when things dry out sufficiently.

Sunrise

Sunrise at Wayward Seed Farm

Overall the farm is in good condition despite the late start to the season. I would like to announce that we will start the CSA shares one week later than expected due to the cold spring. Our spring specialties like garlic scapes and baby turnips are all still on the way. We actually moved up our CSA dates this year to coincide with the earlier production that we have had in recent seasons. We have had such warm winters and hot springs the last couple of years that I thought we might move up to the first week of June. So it goes…every year is different. That means we will be starting CSA deliveries starting the week of June 9th. 

I have great expectations for our spring veggies! Our broccoli and cauliflower look particularly excellent. Additionally we have frisee, Lacinato kale, baby bok choi and bunching arugula all in production for some of our greens lovers. I’m most looking forward to our Baby Little Gem Romaine lettuces this spring. Nothing quite compares to the sweet and bitter flavors of baby romaine.

Mowing Cereal Rye and Hairy Vetch cover crop

Mowing Cereal Rye and Hairy Vetch cover crop

A few CSA and work share memberships still remain for the 2014 season! Thanks for your business and commitment to our growing farm!

Be well,

Farmer Adam

 

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