Thanks to our Members
Notes From The Field
All in a Week
A Bucks County winter farmhouse scene (photo courtesy of Jason Stocker).
A couple days near 60 degrees with a snowstorm sandwiched between. A return to cold and dreary today, but at least the snowfall looked appealing for a day or two. Inside the growing structures springtime has arrived. The higher-in-the-sky sunshine significantly warms the insides and, unopened, reach 80 degrees easily. Pretty soon some of our earlier sowings may begin thinking about reproduction, changing their flavor profile from sweet to bitter, reminding us of their goals during their brief existence. We thank them for enriching our lives this winter by providing a steady flow of greenery and nourishment. One final frontier of experimentation this time of year is observing whether or not the winter greens can sustain their viability through the month of March. We want to determine the feasibility of a Winter CSA running mid-November through March next time around the sun, potentially combining the Late Fall and Winter shares into one longer 20-week season.
Before the snow and cold arrived we enjoyed an early spring-like evening walking (and frolicking) around the fields in anticipation of the upcoming 2017 growing season.
Thank You For Your Support!
"THANK YOU Winter CSA members for supporting us during our inaugural January and February share! Much appreciation and love from Hannah, Dana, Abigail, Derek, and Gabriel."
Expected Harvest
Penultimate Winter Share
Winter Harvest #7 (Week A) should include potatoes, cabbage, napa cabbage, celeriac, turnips, radishes, kohlrabi, onions, kale, mizuna, and greens mix. Some items will be a choice.
2017 garlic is poking its way through the protective straw barrier on a day in early February.