Week 21: TapRoot CSA

CSA Member Meeting:

June 9,  1 - 4 PM See below. 

Hello CSA Members: 

This morning Josh and I checked some of the crops. Here we have the barley, peas, rye and the 2nd planting of sweet corn. I didn't include the picture of the 1st planting of corn. We figure we have lost at least 1/2 of the early planting. We are trying to decide if it is worth it to manage it or let it go. At a price of $6 per dozen we might break even, it would be so close that we are not sure the risk is worth it right now. We don't have an answer to that right now. 

The potatoes and beans we think are going to grow out of the damage. One planting of roma tomatoes is about 70 % gone, but luckily it was only 1/3 of our planting so all is not lost. 

Josh is reporting that we have maggots in our squash seeds and we are crossing our fingers that the little seedling has enough life force to grow away from any damage the maggot can inflict. This happens, it is not because of the frost, the wet and cold weather is harder for the squash. So nice sun now will be fantastic and we trust the seedlings will manage okay. 

The barley crop looks good. The rye that is flowering is a beautiful sight and will make some amazing straw for mulching and bedding. The peas are fine. 

We don't know what the extent of the damage is to the apples, sweet cherries, blueberries and strawberries is. When we know we will share with you. 

In other news:

This week you will have a choice of Pac Choi or Radish in the shares, with the Pac Choi being the default. Meaning if you don't choose you will get Pac Choi. We will have the shares posted tomorrow. 

CSA Member Meeting - The majority of those interested in the meeting would like the June 9th Saturday 1 - 4 PM. We will meet at 1736 Church Street in the tunnel around behind the house. Does this still work for you? Please RSVP and also if you could let me know if there is something specific you wish to have on the agenda I will be sure to add it. I will post a draft agenda Friday afternoon. 

Wishing you a wonderful rest of your week! 

Patricia