Sunday, June 6, 2010

Welcome to the 2010 Season: FARM NEWS 6.6.10

Harvest time is here at last! We have had a great spring and it looks like we've got a good season ahead. Our crew has been hard at work over the spring seeding, spreading compost, plowing, planting, weeding and now finally harvesting. In June we are doing just about every single task on the farm that would ever happen. While the big bulky crops are planted already - potatoes, tomatoes, onions, leeks, etc. We still have lots of plowing and planting ahead of us. Through out the next months we'll be planting successions of all sorts of greens, broccoli, squash, herbs, carrots, beets and lots more. All which need to be weeded! Tomatoes need to be staked and trellised. Some crops still need to be protected with row cover. And we'll also start harvesting 3 -4 days a week! As we say, time to buckle down. In this time of serious focus it is a highlight that folks are getting to take part in the fruition of our labors. The direct contact with our farm members really helps sustain us through our work. It would be great to see many of our NYC members at the farm this summer. So here we go - off on another season of eating together! Bon Appetit!

This week's harvest: radishes, komatsuna (a very leafy variety of bok choy), spinach, lettuce, arugula, dandelion greens. Please note that the weekly harvest is subject to change due to a number of variables out in the field. Thanks!

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