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Spring Share #3 of 5: 5/14 + 5/16 As Fast As We Can

by Erin and Steve on 05/11/19

May is feeling a little more like April to me right now. I thought April showers brought May flowers, not even more showers. But we are only halfway through the Spring (Summer starts June 21st) and I'm feeling like it isn't even May yet. Which is funny because I remember telling myself in April that it is only April and not May. I think Mother Nature has got things flipped here.
We're taking advantage of every minute of sunlight, since there hasn't been many anyway. Last week was the marathon onion and leek planting date and we were able to get all 23,000 onions and 4,000 leeks in the ground. I thought we would only get half the onions out, but we did them all and managed to get the first planting of tomatoes in the ground as well. If anyone is familiar with onion starts, it's like planting individual blades of grass in the ground...eek. Back in the greenhouse some of the plants are getting a little antsy and wanting to go out to the field and us farmers are too. Here's hoping we will be harvesting cucumbers, tomatoes and melons this Summer instead of rice!
Just a little reminder for all you Summer Share holders, the share will start the first full week of June as always. This year the first Tuesday pick up is June 4th and Thursday is June 6th. Look for an email from us sometime next week.
As for the Spring Share, this is what will be in this week: scallions, radishes, salad turnips, herbs, bunched greens, lettuce mix, and spinach. See you Spring Sharers between 4 and 6 Tuesday or Thursday.

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