As the days lengthen I’ve been busy preparing for this springs seedlings – the heated greenhouse is getting cleaned up and ready for a new batch of baby veggies to get a jump on the growing season!
There will be a slight tweak to the seasonality of the CSA from what was originally planned.
In an attempt to focus on the 22 week period with the highest bounty, quality and diversity of vegetables, I expect the CSA to start some time in early June. As usual, the exact date will depend largely on what kind of spring weather we are dealt.
This gives members a taste of all of the best produce, each in its own season, including early leafy greens like spinach and arugula, as well as radishes and peas and more. After those come the summer specialties such as zucchini, heirloom tomatoes, beans and cucumbers to name a few. Finally, the fall treats like squash, kale, leeks and other cold-hardy crops roll in.
And yes, there will be plenty of carrots, lettuce and beets for all!
Below is an info sheet I put together highlighting the share contents of four weeks during last years CSA program. The descriptions are all for full shares, since that was the only share size I offered last year.
A sneak peak at four weeks of the 2013 CSA