Hello everyone – it’s your favorite farmer back in your inbox with lots of news to share and no time to share it! I’ll start with some really good news – the high tunnel is bursting with absolutely delicious greens right now. Screened from the typical ferocious Potter Hill winds and torrential rains lately, these greens haven’t had a bit of stress in their young lives and so are quite succulent. I got carried away planting lettuce – I think we planted around 500 heads and they’re all pretty much harvestable size, so it’s salad time y’all…big time! Order via this link. There are other delectable greens available, but they are a little behind schedule for now and so limited in quantity. The other good news is that Jeff is coming down with tasty sausages and the likes – it’s a long drive for him, so please encourage his visits by stocking up so I can pepper him with farming questions while he’s down! Here’s the link to what he has available.
In addition to ENDLESS lettuce, there is kale, radishes, arugula, yokatta-na, vitamin green, spicy salad mix, mustard greens, and scallion tops available for order (all are limited). After how much trouble the tunnel was to get up and running, it feels really good to write that…especially considering this is almost two months earlier than I typically would have anything for sale. Enjoy these spring treats while they last!
I can’t write a newsletter and not complain about the weather, especially when it’s been so downright rotten! This time last year, I had lettuce, beets, onions, potatoes, and spinach in the ground, outside the tunnel of course. This year? Nada, zilch, not a thing…and I don’t see that changing here directly with more rain coming. The seedlings are definitely ready to go but what is typically nice workable soil by now is fully saturated mud. We got 3.5″ of rain last week in just two days, and it’s rained at least a little every day since with more in the forecast! On the bright side, this time last year it went straight from a cold March and April to 95 degrees on May 2nd…so at least we’re actually getting a spring this year?
Veggie Ordering and Pickup Procedures: Put your veggie orders in online before 8pm Sunday. The website is a little buggy so if you don’t see a wide variety of items or you see items out of stock, try refreshing your browser. Also confirm on checkout that you have the correct number of each item in your cart. The two pickup windows are working well so far, so we’ll keep it going. Choose your pickup window while checking out online: 1-2pm and 4-6pm Monday on the farm at 64 Potter Hill Rd in Grafton. Pickups are in the long white garage on the left across from the beat up tan and red barn at the crest of the hill.