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!
Anyone that has our baskets please bring them today. We only have a few left. We started with 35 this spring and we are down to 5. This week is the last of our spring shares so please bring your own basket or bag for your produce. Thanks so much for your support!
We are less than a week away for Spring Shares! April 4th will be the first pick up. While veggies were slow growing early spring, the last few weeks of sunshine has really brought on some growth! We were a little nervous, but it seems like everything is on track….. finally! Looking forward to cabbages, spring lettuce, kale, spinach, arugula, GREAT looking radishes, leeks and other great produce we started late fall for this springs harvest. We will be sending out our first email within the next few days, so please watch for that! Remember, pick up time is after 2 pm to 6 pm on Thursday. Mark your calendar for the next eight weeks of spring shares!
Today’s artisan bread is golden raisin, fennel seed and orange zest.
This fried fruit variation gives the loaf a sweeter flavor profile. Golden raisins and fennel seeds are a classic combination. I enjoy this bread for breakfast, toasted and spread with butter and marmalade.
We will have a few extras today for those who want to give it a try.
Next week is our last bread share of the winter bread shares.
Today is our first day of artisan bread shares for 2019. Please remember pickup is between 4 pm and 6 pm. Your bread is made fresh the day of pickup. It comes in a paper bread bag. It can stay in that bag for the remainder of the day. When you get it home and once it is cool you can transfer it to a plastic bag to ensure freshness for a longer period of time if you wish or eat it right away!