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It is finally time. YOUR FIRST SHARE WILL BE DELIVERED ON THURSDAY June 16th, THIS WEEK! As most of you realize, it has been an even crazier than usual spring for planting and growing. With colder and wetter than normal early spring and then a huge leap to hotter than normal weather, the early season crops like the lettuces, mustard greens, mizuna, and arugula are not happy. So there will be fewer varieties to offer early this season. However our fields are looking great with the promise of a great variety of veggies to come soon. The snap peas, potatoes, bok choi, broccoli, and more are looking great! We are excited about the bounty we expect this year. And we have a great farm crew able to put out an enormous amount of work. We hope you have an opportunity to meet Karla, Liz, Holly, Emily and Susie who are our full time interns. We have also been delighted to have Sam with us for a month and are very sorry to see him leave. Today is his last day before he goes on to his next stint working with Wiscorp maintaining
trail system. Birgit and Sue also enliven our crew, volunteering one or two days each week. When you see one of our crew at the farm or drop site, please introduce yourself to these hard-working crew members. Wisconsins
Using our new planting tool - three steps in one.
With nearly an inch of rain so far last night and today, we are happy, the plants are very happy and we’re spending the day getting a bit of this and some of that accomplished – all those odd jobs that get ignored in the need to get the bigger jobs accomplished. Some succession seeding, cleaning up flats and packs and organizing the greenhouses, fencing sheep and horses, making mozzarella cheese, transplanting parsley and sage, and all the normal farm animal chores are keeping us busy but feeling a bit more relaxed than most days. And Birgit is in the kitchen today preparing our communal meal. Today will be a German specialty – spaetzle and lentils with rhubarb compote for desert.
What a wonderful, soaking, much needed rain we’ve been enjoying last night and today! We watch the weather forecast closely and knowing that rain was reported for today, we’ve been planting and seeding and hoeing and weeding and mulching like crazy farmers the last two days. We’ve planted thousands of basil, kohlrabi, tomato, cantaloupe, watermelon and flower plants over the last couple of weeks. Our crew mulched more than two acres of peas and potatoes with several 600 pound bales of hay and we’ve hoes nearly 2 acres of sweet corn.
Until next week..... Robin
Hard working crew moving round hay bales used for mulch.
What's in your share this week.
D'avignon Radishes - long red and white
Rover Radishes - round red
Crunchy Royale Radishes
Mei Qing Choi - baby choi
Don't forget to BRING YOUR BAGS