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!
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
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.