Farm news, 2018

We’ll have the following veggies this week:

lettuce, spinach, chard, kale, broccoli, cabbage, kohlrabi, cucumber, zucchini, onion,  beans, turnips, beets, carrots, dill, cilantro, parsley, basil, hot peppers,

On the farm this week:

Well we keep getting teased with it saying it’s going to rain and then not.  Don’t say it if you’re not going to do it!  Some rain would be nice.  But it looks like at least some more comfortable weather this week, so at least nature’s being at least a little bit reasonable.

We did one last picking and then said good bye to the peas (pictured below).  This has freed up a lot of space which is a relief because until now space has been tight and basically the moment something is harvested the space is used to plant something else.

Our winter carrots have germinated (can you see the tiny lines of carrots) and our fall broccoli is all planted, so there’s not much left for us to keep planting except greens and herbs.  Pretty soon we’ll be taking it easy!

Lance has retired this week and moved back to the city, but he’ll still be helping out at the market for a bit.  In his place we have Jesse, aka ‘muscles’.   Jesse’s only been working on the farm one day and by lunch the name ‘muscles’ had stuck.  I’ll be making sure to find heavy things for him to lift each day.

Now’s also the time of year where I smell onions all day everyday.  Has anyone else picked hundreds of onions and then had to walk around smelling themselves all day?  It is a powerful and unique odour that unfortunately doesn’t smell anything like someone’s cooking.  I was thinking of wearing my work shirt to the CSA pick up one day just to see if other people agree.  Is it a good onion smell or a bad onion smell?

And, Our tomatoes are slowly starting to ripen.  So hopefully in a couple weeks we’ll have tomatoes out!

That’s it for this week,

See you soon!

Jonathan, Sarah, Irina, Renae, Lance and Jesse