- Asparagus 3/4#
- Salad Greens 10oz
- Watercress 4oz; 12 Ways to Use Watercress, peppery slightly spicy green
- green onions
- garlic chives
The weather is still doing its flip flop dance causing a few extra precautions for the plants this spring. We managed to find enough extra empty pots to use as mini greenhouses for our zucchini and cucumbers already transplanted out in the field. This worked well and helped those plants get through our last chilliest night (we hope!). Next week, the spring radishes may be ready to start adding a splash of color to the CSA boxes.
The forecast looks wet next week so we are pushing to get all things planted and weeded this week. So far, so good! 200# of seed potatoes were all planted yesterday and 400 winter squash plants will be transplanted today. Tomorrow, 200 melon transplants will be placed in our black ground cloth which acts like a weed barrier and heats the soil helping the melons to mature. And now that the temperatures are staying out of the cold zone, the 350 peppers and 150 eggplants will be planted in our last high tunnel.
Thankfully, we have an awesome crew this year on the farm. Returning for her second year on the farm is Mercedes Falk. She is taking what she learned last year and adding a whole other layer of understanding of how to organize the farm, rotate and plan field crops, and learn about sales and marketing. You can find Mercedes at the Winona Farmers Market on Saturday mornings as she has taken the lead on having a farm stand at the market this summer.
Our summer intern is Andrea Rippley who is a local gal from the Waumandee area. Andrea is a college student interested in learning about all the different aspects of agriculture to help round out her understanding of the many different types of farming as she aspires to be an Ag teacher one day.
I feel grateful to have such wonderful people come to the farm each year with positive attitudes and solid work ethic. Our pizza night crew is another great mix of people, many returning from previous seasons which makes things extra smooth as we start the summer. We all work hard, but we have a pretty good time doing it and are sure to share some laughs along the way.
Eat Well. Smile Often.