May 19 On-the-Fly Update

Spring Rumored to Be "Just Around the Corner." 

 

May 19, 2008

On-the-Fly Farm Update

Greetings! Early April is finally upon us in Union Pier, with cool to cold nights followed by slightly warmish days. The forecast calls for more of the same, so time to start thinking SPRING!

All irony aside, the weather's unusual. I imagine that greenhouses all over the Midwest are backed up with seedlings, as so few are ready to go out into the now late-May cold. Temperatures were in the 30s last night here.

But planting goes on, beds of lettuce and radishes competing with beds of collards and peas, the strawberries we planted in April are already forming berries, and many thousands of onions and scallions are starting to produce bulbs. Bed upon bed of beans and corn start to poke heads out of the ground, and the cabbage patch is alive with purple and green. Potatoes have finally risen from their nightshade slumber party.

First deliveries are tentatively scheduled for the third week in June, and the day of the week has yet to be determined. If you have any questions about where your delivery will be, let me know.

All are welcome to come out to work on the farm and invite friends for the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, June 7 and 8. We'll work in the fields during the day, particularly Sunday, and Saturday night the crazed gypsy-punk gyrations of the Black Bear Combo will welcome in Summer. If anyone is free in the next week or two to work on the farm during the week, let me know, there are about thirty trays of tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, and the like are waiting to get into the ground.

Hope to see you soon!
David