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Spring is here! almost……..

Dreaming of spring

Spring is here and we have been busy planning for a great season!

Over the winter months, we look through seed catalogs, place our orders and visualize the next growing season. We look for new varieties and rethink our planting schedules for our rotation plan in the field. We complete our paperwork for our organic re-certification and submit our plan to NOFA-NY Certified Organic for the upcoming season.

March 7 – waiting for spring

Spring melt is beginning and along with it the season of mud! The winter has been long and cold and we are looking forward to the new life of spring. Last weekend we dug through the snow to start our first seeds. Some have begun to sprout and that is always an exciting time for us. We are continually seeding trays and taking care of tiny seedlings. It is like having thousands of babies to nurture until the weather is ready for them to go outside. We are very thankful for our members that join early and help us get the season started with many required purchases. We would have a very difficult time without your early payments. There are a lot of supplies and expenses to pay for before the first harvest of veggies!

Here is what we have planned for this season:

Lettuce (Red & Green Leaf Lettuce, Red & Green Romaine, Baby Lettuce Mix), Scallions, Spinach, Broccoli Raab, Arugula, Mustard Greens (Mizuna, Green Wave, Osaka Purple), Hakuri Spring Turnips, Radish (Pink, Red, French Breakfast, Daikon), Rhubarb, Garlic Scapes, Peas (Sugar Ann Snap, Oregon Sugar Snow), Swiss Chard (Fordhook, Rainbow), Basil, Parsley (Flat Leaf), Cilantro, Kale (Siberian, Red Russian, Lacinato), Potato (All Blue, Mountian Rose, Red Norland, Butterball, Kennebec Yukon Gold, French Fingerling), Parsley, Green Shiso, Beans (Green, Yellow, Northeaster Pole, Haircot Vert), Cucumber (Slicing, Pickling), Eggplant (Japanese Black and Purple, Small Italian), Summer Squash (yellow, zucchini, bennings green, patty pan), Peppers (Green, Yellow, Red, Purple, and Orange Bell, Roasting, Mini Sweet, Poblano, Hot-Hungarian , Serrano, Cayenne, Jalapeno), Tomato (Heirloom – Striped German, Green Zebra, Prudens Purple, Rose, Black Prince; Cherry-Washington, sweetie, grape, black cherry, orange, yellow), Beets (Red, Golden, Cylindrical), Carrot (Orange, Yellow, Purple), Garlic (Elephant, Georgia Crystal, Rocombole, Music, Red Russian), Onion (Yellow, Red, White, Cippolini), Watermelon (seedless, moon & stars), Cantaloupe, Tomatillo, Bok Choy, Turnip (Purple Top, Red), Sweet Corn, Collard Greens, Kohlrabi, Celeriac, Cabbage (Green, Red, Napa), Sweet Potato, Broccoli, Winter Squash (Butternut, Acorn, Spaghetti, Buttercup, Delicata)

In the member resources you will find a NY Harvest Guide for a general idea of when crops are in season for NY . Keep in mind that all crops are very weather dependent.

Thank you for letting us nourish you!

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