DIGGING DEEPER

In You Share (March 1st edition)

We’re back to the usual rainy routine now, but looking forward to the next break in the weather and more planting. This week your share may include…

  • Carrots: They’ve been through freezes and floods so they may look a little worse for wear. But they taste AMAZING and that’s what counts! This is the last of the carrots so enjoy them – it’ll be a few months before we have more. Both Bolero & Napoli this week.
  • Cauliflower: I don’t usually list what is NOT going to be in your share, but this week I couldn’t help myself. It was only cold for a short time last week, but it was just enough to ruin some really nice cauliflower, which otherwise would have been in your share this week : (
  • Collard Greens: Interesting to see the marked difference in the growth habit of the three different varieties we grow – Champion, Bulldog & Flash. We don’t usually pick Champion much this time of year because the plants are lower to the ground and tend to have more mud splash & slugs on the leaves. However the Champion leaves are nice on the fall and bolt later in the spring than the other two varieties extending our season for succulent sprouting flower stalks aka raab.
  • Kale: Some Rainbow Lacinato and also some cute little heads of winterbor.
  • Onions: Red onions from our friends at Mustard Seed Farm
  • Potatoes: Assorted red potatoes this week
  • Purple Sprouting Broccoli: Just a sampler this week, but we should have plenty more soon. This variety, Rudolf, makes it’s beautiful little purple heads earlier than the standard variety. The name makes it sound like maybe it should be ready for Christmas, but we’ve never had it that early. Everything – leaves, stem & florette – is edible.
  • Winter Squash: Little spaghetti squash

Coming soon… Leeks & Raabolicious!