With a splash of winter for good measure. It’s 34 degrees as I write this (early Thursday morning). We tend to define spring and summer by the crops that are growing. Spring began in February with seeding for the spring share and since we are delivering our last spring share today, we declare it to be the beginning of summer. The hoophouses have totally transformed. Yesterday we planted peppers (4896 of them) and eggplants (2880 of them) into the fields. Today we will plant all of the tomatoes, summer squash (including zucchini), winter squash and cucumbers. Earlier in the week we transplanted the first sweet corn and all of the basil for the Pesto Fest. So you see, it is summer on the farm. Now the evening temperatures just need to get out of the 30s.

Barb

Transformation of the hoophouse:

Rachel planting tomatoes into the hoophouse on April 7

Rachel planting tomatoes into the hoophouse on April 7

This is what the hoophouse looks like today.

This is what the hoophouse looks like today.

The hard working people that grow your food! Here we are Wednesday afternoon after a long day of bagging and washing crops for the last spring share and transplanting lots of vegetables into the fields.

The hard working people that grow your food! Here we are Wednesday afternoon after a long day of bagging and washing crops for the last spring share and transplanting lots of vegetables into the fields. Standing: Chris Klaeser, Tom Sonnenberg,Eric Perkins, sitting: Eric (J-Mo) Friedericks, Barb Perkins, Becca Osborne

David Perkins (in tractor) and Jesse Perkins (standing). These guys prepare the fields and operate the tractors for transplanting.

David Perkins (in tractor) and Jesse Perkins (standing). These guys prepare the fields and operate the tractors for transplanting.

See you in June!