Earth Day market

Planted last week, these tomatoes are snug as a... never mind. They are warm!

It feels like we’re turning a corner and off in the distance, I can feel summer. Our Tuesday night market begins May 3rd. The fields are in good shape (except where flooded last week) and the weather is becoming predictable. The first peppers were planted today, quite early but covered to keep the temperature up. Together, with the covered tomatoes, summer couldn’t be too far away, could it?

The market was very well attended this morning. We did sell out of salad, even with the extra we brought. Sold all the spring onions, radishes, kale, broccoli raabe, spinach and sunflower sprouts. And certainly all the most beautiful first fava beans. Favas for Easter equals sublime.

And peas are coming. You can see them climbing up the trellis poles on the left side of this picture. Paul’s planted both shelling and snap peas. After the peas, come lacinato kale, red Russian kale, chard and carrots. The sprinkler line intersects two plantings of carrots about a month apart. We’re hoping to bring the first carrots back to market in 2-3 weeks, maybe by the first Tuesday night market?

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About candied

Artist: painter, graphics, print and typography. Farm Fan: live on an organic produce farm, am dedicated to educating the public about the food they eat and what it takes to get it to their table. View all posts by candied

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