Brrr! My children (and many of our shareholders’ as well) go to our local Waldorf school, where we just celebrated May Day. The children chased King Winter away and welcomed Lady Spring. But as it was hailing this morning we were joking that old King Winter wanted to give us one last kiss goodbye!
And winter certainly did kiss Whipstone Farm this past weekend with an unexpected frost. The asparagus that will be in our baskets this week got some frozen tips, so we are crossing our fingers that there will be enough for everyone. This crazy spring weather is certainly keeping our growers on their toes! Just this morning while Hilary from Willowbrook Farm and I were doing our weekly call, she had to get off the phone twice to bring in picked produce and seedlings that were at risk of hail damage. The greens are loving it, but the eggplants and peppers are spending some extra time in the greenhouse before it is safe to be transplanted into the field.
Other than radishes, this week fully displays these early season greens. We don’t get asparagus every year (I’ve only gotten it once in my many years with the CSA), so be sure to enjoy it this week! It doesn’t get any fresher than this! We hope you enjoyed your first share last week and are looking forward to an amazing season.
Have a lovely week!
What’s in your basket – May 22nd
Asparagus – Whipstone Farm
Radish – Willowbrook Farm
Salad mix – Whipstone Farm
Swiss chard – Willowbrook Farm
Hope digging radishes at Willowbrook Farm.
Freshly picked (not cut) asparagus!
Garlic coming out of the field at Willowbrook.
Beautiful chives in bloom.
The greenhouse tomatoes at Whipstone are lucky they can’t feel how cold it is today!