We have been waiting and planning for this week since last January and it is finally here!  We submitted our seed order in January, started planting in the greenhouse in February, started planting seedlings in the fields in April, have been taking care of the plants every day and finally we get to harvest and deliver the food we have worked so hard to grow!  I won’t spend too much time on the weather.  The weather is what it is and this so far this season is the opposite of last season.  We began our deliveries one week late this season and one week early last season.

The week of our first delivery is a always a burst of activity.  The crew size doubles.  As I write this we have 21 people in the packing shed washing and banding rhubarb, 3,059 pounds of it!  Since we harvest for 1080 shares each week, our volume of vegetables gets pretty large.  It takes lots of hands, strong backs and good senses of humor day after day.  We love what we do and are excited to share this farm’s bounty with you this season.  Thank you for your support and enjoy your first box of produce.  *We are still accepting share sign ups so tell your friends it’s not too late to get in on some of this wonderfulness.

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Rhubarb harvest.

It started raining so we used rhubarb leaves as umbrellas.

It started raining so we used rhubarb leaves as umbrellas.

Now that’s a pile of rhubarb!

Now that’s a pile of rhubarb!

Each year we pot up almost 2000 basil plants to deliver to all of the families that get a vegetable share.

Each year we pot up almost 2000 basil plants to deliver to all of the families that get a vegetable share.

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