We’ve been busy out in the fields, taking advantage of all the sunshine and dry weather and have been planting everything we can get a hold of!
We missed our window for planting several spring crops, due to the wet weather in May and we’re now just finally catching up. In the timeline of some plants, it takes a minimum of 4 – 6 weeks between planting to harvest (like radishes, lettuce, etc), while others take much longer. We’re now paying for the rains in April/May by not having much of a harvest in early June (it’s been so dry lately!).
We’d hate for you all to make a trip out to the farm or to the drop off sites for just one or two items so we’ve decided to push the first pick up date back a little more, to the week of June 22/25. We’re still planning on going for the full 20 weeks, which will make Nov 2/5 final week of the CSA. That’s late for us, but we grow some great fall crops (lots of root veggies, winter squash, and greens!).
We’re looking forward to a great summer and fall harvest (we had outstanding tomatoes last year!) and appreciate that you’ve joined our CSA. We’re out there working hard to grow nutritious fresh vegetables for you and your family – we love what we do and we thank you for your support!
(we’re working on our first newsletter of the season. It will provide you with updates from the farm, recipes, food news, and info about how the CSA operates – – – coming soon!)
Blackberry Meadows Farm