A Few Early Spears

  Every spring it comes back of its own volition, all of a sudden, in that field that looks empty most of the year. The spears are already as thick as your finger when they come out of the ground. How does that happen? Where was all that stuff before something gathered it up and turned it into a spear of asparagus? And what "something" did that?

   Oh, the mysteries of spring!

   There should be asparagus in the market for Members Open House on April 30.

   Making the trip from the protective confines of the greenhouse into the open field this week are: sweet peas, fava beans, yellow squash, green squash, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, broccoli, chard, and kale.

   So more good food is right around the corner.

No You-picking this week. The winter kale and spinach are picked out, so we've closed that field. Wagons will still run the farm tour loop at 11:00, 1:00, and 3:00 this week.

Delivery days for group sites and and home delivery members will be determined at the end of May, after we've sold most of our shares. Watch Crop Talk for that information and other news.
  Coming Up

Members Open House, April 30

Pancake breakfast, farmer visits, special vendors. Full details in Crop Talk next week. 

Admission included in CSA and Fan Memberships.
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