Today is the last day of April. I spent all of March and April transplanting seedlings in the greenhouse while Robert began preparing the gardens. Potatoes were the first crop to be planted on Good Friday. Since then, thousands of plants have been taken from the greenhouse, hardened off, and transplanted once again–this time to the field gardens! AS well as various crops being direct seeded into the soil. AND, there are still seedbeds being started in the greenhouse. Gardening on this scale is quite a production and endeavor.
Today I am sending out emails to all CSA Members in order to verify contact information for communication. Some members signed up back in September and October of 2021. I know life circumstances can change over a seven or eight month time frame; thus, I am doing a verification of intentions. If as a member you do not get this email verification from us this weekend because your contact information has changed, then please send us an email with your updated address.
We do not have a start date for the CSA veggie boxes yet! However, if all goes well and the weather cooperates, we have our eye on the third and fourth weeks of the month of May. The plants grow quickly once in the garden. They start out small and increase in size each day! We will start the CSA as soon as we feel we can prepare a “decent first box” of spring greens. My mouth waters at just the thought of spring salads!!
Each CSA Member will get an email from me with their exact start date!! Please remember it takes two full weeks to get the CSA up and running with our every-other-week pickup schedule. With good planning and hard work, we are looking forward to a bountiful harvest in 2022.