Week 5 (May 2- May 8) TapRoot CSA
Week 5 (May 2 - May 8) TapRoot CSA
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The Birkshire pigs out on winter wheat. They have a pretty great view!
Thanks to everyone who came out for our first farm walk, we had a good number of people, and had a beautiful day for walking around the farm.
We have reached the point in the spring where we shouldn't have any more overnight frosts, and have started hardening off transplants. You harden off transplants so the young plants don't have such a shock when they are planted outside. We take the plants out of the greenhouse during the day (today is a great day as it's not sunny), each day leaving them outside longer until they are ready to be planted in the field. Pruning apple trees and blueberries is ongoing.
Reminder that there will be deliveries on Victoria day, May 23rd, as usual.
The kale in your shares is from kale plants that overwintered outside last winter. Now they are starting to sprout these little kale shoots all over the plant. We harvest these shoots and then the kale plants will be removed from the ground to make room for other crops. It's a great way to get a crop of kale early in the season. Kale is a biennial, meaning it flowers in it's second year. If we let these sprouts grow, flower, and mature in the field, the plants would produce kale seeds.
A reminder that if you miss your share you are welcome to come to the farm, Monday to Friday, 8-5 pm, at 451 Canard Street. The shares will be in the cooler until the following Tuesday afternoon, as the left over shares are donated to the food bank on Wednesday morning. If you are going to come for your missed share on the weekend let us know, at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will put them in the walk in cooler at 1736 Church street. If your share does not arrive from us for some reason, we will either double up your shares the next week or provide you with a credit, whichever you would like.
TapRoot Farms Equipment Day
Sunday, May 15th 3-4pm
Come see all of the equipment -- big and small -- that we use on the farm to grow your veggies.
May is a very busy and critical time of year on the farm. For one hour, we will bring together all of the equipment and explain what we do with it.
We will meet at 451 Canard Street. Please park along one side of the street so we have room for all the equipment in the farm yard.
Part of the five acre field that is planted in flax seed to become linen for clothing!, a cheerful daffodil
Ginger sprout poking through the soil, members walking back from the farm walk along the road,
Linda working with her bees that she keeps on the farm, a kale salad that Patricia made with sprouts and tomato.
Have a great week, and thanks for supporting local food and the people who grow it!
Justine and the TapRoot Team