We have a new little farmer! Adaline Liberty arrived Monday morning. Chelsea and Addy are both home and doing very well.
This year fruit ripening and production has been a little different. We didn’t have the apricots that we usually do in an over abundance, but PLUMS, as you know have been very abundant. Remember, plums can be used in cobblers, pies, smoothies and even chutney.
Birds are crazy for the grapes. We hope they will share something this year!
Figs have been here and there, but looks like the crop coming will be good. We have talked to several fig growers here in the valley that are experiencing the same thing. Fig trees died back more then normal and got a late start because of it. This is more than likely due to the very early, unexpected hard freeze we had in Mid-October. The fig trees never had a chance to adjust to cooler weather, which helps the sap store in the roots for winter.
White peaches should be on in the next week or two, followed by Queen and Early Elberta, and others.
So, all that being said, while this year is very different for fruit, other crops are great such as tomatoes. Farming/gardening is definitely very different from year to year and we NEVER know what to expect.
As many of you know our Chelsea is due the 1st of August. Today will be her last day till next spring. She will still be growing her garden for shares, but will be home nesting, caring for Hudson and getting prepared for the new baby girl soon to arrive.
Be sure to wish her luck today and give her a big thanks for putting together your baskets.
Next week Kira will handling and putting together baskets. We love how everything works out with these girls and I personally really appreciate and love them both!
Time is flying! We finished with Spring Shares last week, we are off this week for garden prep, planting and planning. Next week, June 18th our summer shares will begin! Summer squash is coming on beautifully! Green Beans, onions, apricots and a few tomatoes will be in the first basket! We love summer!
Please remember to mark your calendars and pickup is between 2 and 6 pm. As much as we would love to have shares ready at 6 am (haha) we just can’t manage. If pick up days or times don’t work for you, please have someone pick up for you and let us know so we know who to be on the look out for!
We would like to thank everyone of our past and present share holders for all your support and kindness! We feel so loved and appreciated! Please feel our love and appreciation back ten fold!
We are offering an early share for those who are signed up for spring shares. You can opt out of April 16th share and get a share this week. We would be happy to put them together. There is a wide variety of veggies we know you’ll like. Please text us if you would like d this option. 435-200-4769.
Yes, it is that time of year again. One day it is 70 degrees, the sun is shinning, we are working in the garden, planting seeds and the next….snow flurries, high winds, 26 degrees and looking for the frost blankets! This is how we roll in Hurricane Valley! Nothing new, just the transition from winter to longer days of spring coming near.
This week we made much headway in the gardens. Peas, brassica crops and many greens were planted. Some are under frost blankets and some left to fend for themselves. We always look forward the the renewal of the gardening year by the first little seedlings popping their heads through the garden soil we attended to early in the year with compost, kelp, rock dust and much love.
This week we have a garden/farm tour of our little place and we are looking forward to meeting many new friends.
For 2020 we are excited about many new crops we will be introducing to our shares. Asparagus should be presenting itself in a month. We are already harvesting Cheddar cheese cauliflower, broccolini, lettuces, mesclun mixes, mustard greens, chard and other wonderful greens. Please stop by for some fresh garden goodness! We have had a wonderful mild winter this year which has blessed us with abundance.
Gardening classes will start up the first week in March. If you want to grow a great garden in 2020, come learn how. Here is a link to our garden classes.
It’s time to plant peas! Here is a link to help you learn more about planting peas and having success.
We have only a couple of full season shares left at this point and 1 spring share. So, jump to it if you’d like to join this year. You can find where to sign up under the shares tab or click here.
Watch for our “Add-on” shares coming. This year we will be doing micro greens small and large shares. This will be ready each week when you pick up your baskets. Each week we will be growing different healthy micro
Click the shares tab to sign up for our 2020 CSA Shares. We are already getting ready for our spring shares. Dates are also listed on this page. Ground is being prepped, peas go in the ground next week, row cover will be placed over many of our beds to get a jump start on a variety of greens and we feel fresh and excited for a new year! We are growing many new crops this year for you to try as well as the beloved vegetables. We are looking forward to seeing our old and new friends once again! Have a healthy, Happy New Year!
October 3rd! We are already on week 6. Two more weeks of shares after today.
We are really excited about today’s shares! We know you’ll love it! Apples and fairtime peaches. 🍑🍏🍎
This is what you’ll find in your shares today:
Apples of different varieties
Assorted bag of herbs (savory, sage, rosemary, thyme)
Enjoy, and have a beautiful week of goodness!
Below are stages of the basket being built today. Pretty!
When you come grab your baskets today (July 3rd), you are welcome to pick a big box of extra apricots to go with your shares. We do have some extra boxes in the orchard. Help yourself!
Summer shares begin today! Bring your own basket to put your produce in. Pick up is between 2 and 4 pm.