On The Farm
Well it’s been a cool and confusing spring and to be honest I was having doubts about when our first harvest would be this year, but then I found a trick to make veggies grow: anxiously pacing the fields staring at the lettuce. I started doing that 2 weeks ago and since that time it’s amazing how much things have grown!
With the cold winter a lot of things came together last minute this year. Until just yesterday the underground water lines bringing water to the wash station were frozen. Deciding not to wait any longer for water, my dad came up to the farm this weekend and helped me run a new water line. Sure enough, at the end of the day when we had just finished hooking up the last hose we heard a trickle and looked over to find the water had finally come on! How mean a joke is that! (If anyone’s looking for a really long hose, come talk to me).
Helping on the farm this year are Kendra and Sarah (below) and Nicole again (who was working one of her other 2 jobs when the picture was taken but who you will all see evert week at the market).
This week In your box you will have choices among:
Lettuce, spinach, arugula, mizuna, dill, cilantro, radish, turnip, Pac Choi, alfalfa sprouts, pea shoots, kale and chard. Basically – it’s salad time!
For some recipe ideas try looking at the recipes on the right hand side of the blog. Remember that all the greens – even radish tops can be eaten.
In terms of spiciness, the arugula is more spicy than mizuna, and the radish is more spicy than the turnip.
I’m looking forward to seeing you all this week and looking forward to the Wolseley farmers Market. My goal is to remember everyones name this year, so if after the second time I meet you I don’t remember your name – you get a free radish.
See you soon!
Jonathan, Nicole, Kendra, and Sarah