Spring Ramps Up

Diversification is beautiful

Diversification is beautiful

Today is Thursday. It’s pick for the farmers’ market tomorrow morning day. It’s pick for the restaurant orders day. The crew began at 7 today, the first 7 am start of the year. (They will most likely go back to an 8 start when daylight savings time ends, in November.) Even so, Paul wonders if there will be enough time to finish all the picking (and packing) today. And we are facing the loss of one of our stellar field workers at the end of this week. That’s farming.

Picking spinach

Picking spinach

Artichokes

Artichokes

Spring onions

Spring onions

Lettuce rows

Lettuce rows

Paul has begun working up the ground on the new 4 acres that has been settling with cover crop. Some of the soil is rock free (phew!) and beautiful. Most of it, we expect will turn up rocky and sticky, with a high-clay content. Finding some problem free ground is exciting.

 

Anyone out there know of someone that wants to work for us? Please get in touch with us!

The new ground with a stripe of beautiful fluffy soil.

The new ground with a stripe of beautiful fluffy soil and wow, isn’t that oak glorious.

 

 

 

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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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