The entire field was planted with squash and melons in just one work session. Good job. (Notice the fine looking high tunnel in the background).
Insuring that crops are in very straight rows enables cultivating with the Williams on the tractor which reduces the amount of hand weeding needed. It also makes the use of wheel hoe cultivation easier.
Note how Peter uses an ordinary bungee cord under the tractor as a guide in this video.
The Plastic is ON!
On Thursday evening, with the help of many hands, the plastic was put on our new High Tunnel. It’s a definite milestone in this BIG project. It really looks like a high tunnel now. Although it “looks” finished, there is still a lot to be done, doors; roll up sides; add the skirt, and add topsoil. It wont’ be long now.
A special thanks to Karl Milikowski who provided hands on experience. Thanks Karl!
There was a very good turnout for our third crop mob of the 2017 season. Many flats of plants from the greenhouse are now in the ground. A lot of tedious weeding was done and the beds look so much better now.
The next scheduled crop mob is Sunday July 16.
Saturday June 17, 2017
The harvest for members picking up on Saturdays was completed today.
The harvest for members picking up on Wednesdays will be this coming Wednesday June 21.
Harvests for the season will follow this schedule, Saturday and Wednesday.
Remember to check off your name in the appropriate folder in the grain room when you pick up your share.
If you are not going to pick up your share on your usual day, need to have it saved in the fridge or make a temporary change, please email Caroline firstname.lastname@example.org. To change your preferred pickup day please email Kristin email@example.com.
Saturday June17 and Wednesday June 21.
We are planning a small first harvest of spring crops this week. It is very short notice, we know, but some of our spring greens crops did not appreciate the hot weather we had for a few days this past week, and have started shooting flower stalks very suddenly. Most of these flowers are edible right along with the greens, but they will be the most tender and flavorful if used before they have been on the plants for too long. These crops will never be better than they are right now, so we want everyone to be able to enjoy some as soon as possible. This first harvest will feature primarily delicate young greens for salads, sandwiches and stir-fries.
If you have selected Saturday as your pick-up day, please plan to pick up your share between 12 noon and 2 pm tomorrow, Saturday, June 17. If you are unable to pick up between those hours, please contact Caroline by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (860-803-1172 or 860-684-3460) to make alternate arrangements. If you have selected Wednesdays, your first pickup will be Wednesday, June 21, between 4 and 6 pm (contact Veronica at <email@example.com>). There will be a folder with a list of names so you can check off that you have picked up, and a whiteboard sign listing the items and quantities that you may take for your share. For best quality and freshness, we do recommend everyone try to pick up as soon as possible.
One more thing: if you still owe money on your share, please do come for this first pickup anyway. Since harvests will continue each week from now on, we would ask that you pay any balance due before next week’s harvest, or make other arrangements with our treasurer, Charlotte (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thanks so much, and we hope to see everyone at the farm on Saturday or Wednesday.