Our fields are covered in green! The plants are growing nicely and reaching for the increasing sunlight as the days are getting noticeably longer. The grasses, mostly annual and non-native species, are still green but will be turning brown over the next few weeks. There is evidence of abundant water everywhere still. The amount of growth happening is amazing and it’s not just on the farm but in the surrounding landscape of trees, bushes and vines too.
The dry farmed tomatoes are looking as if they are being irrigated but, of course, they aren’t. They are setting fruit as the nighttime temperatures are now remaining above 50°.
It is time to start staking the cherry tomatoes as they are vining out quickly. We are getting a late start in planting winter squash but there’s plenty of summer left for them to grow, ripen and come into harvest.
Right now our time is being spent keeping up on weed control, irrigating, transplanting and harvesting the ever increasing variety of crops that are in the ground.
We are looking forward to getting the Summer CSA started on Tuesday, May 30th. We are also very excited to work with the amazingly talented chefs we have lined up for our three farm dinners this summer. By the way, there’s still room at the table for the June and August dinners if you’d like to attend. You can find more information on our website under the Farm Dinners tab. Join us if you can!