A lot has happened in a month! We have just about met our CSA membership goals. We have a handful of openings left and if you are considering joining, we invite you to do so. We will be sending out emails with specifics about your dropsite and pick-up directions closer to the first delivery and when we have everyone signed up. Our planting timeline for this Spring is pretty similar to where we were last season. Another late late wet Spring.... But the good news is that we are WAY ahead of where we were last season since field prep was done ahead of time this year. The first round of plants are all in the ground (about a month later than most other seasons) and we will be putting tomatoes, peppers, and other summer crops out as soon as the ground is dry enough again. Hoping that the cold temps are over with! The trees are just starting to leaf out around here! The plants that are out in the fields will be off to the races with the warmer weather, but we will still have to push our first delivery a couple of weeks later. We are hoping for June 26th, but if cool temps stick around, it may be the first week of July! Eesh. So much later than we like to go, but we will handle it the same way we did last season and just deliver boxes later into the fall. Hopefully we will still get an extended season share out to those who want it, though. It will just depend on the weather this fall. But that's still lettuce and carrots and green beans and sweet corn and tomatoes away!
Here's a little of what's been going on around the farm.
We are excited to share some dates for classes put on by our friends and neighbors at The Hungry Turtle Farm and Learning Center. There are lots of classes during the season. Classes range from brewing coffee, cooking seasonally, home french cuisine, to gardening.
We are also very happy about the start of the Turtle Scouts! Turtle scouts are open to all ages. The next event is on May 31 and it's the digestion workshop. In this class Scouts will walk the Hungry Turtle property with herbalist Nancy Graden and learn about identifying wild edibles, how to harvest them ethically, tasty ways to eat them and what these plants can do for our health. See the link for more about the Turtle Scouts and to sign up.
If anyone attends any classes or Turtle Scout meetings at the Hungry Turtle, let us know! We aren't far from there and would love to have you out for a visit to Turnip Rock! We are finalizing dates and times for some events at Turnip Rock this season as well. We will have a cooking class on the farm, a kids day, a couple of work days, as well as the harvest party. We really want to give you a chance to make it out to the farm to see where your food comes from! If you can't make it to any of the events but want to come out, just send us an email and let us know when you'd like to visit. We would love to show you around! It's an open invitation!
Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns. We are looking forward to the first delivery and will keep you up to date about when it will be.