The first delivery of the 2016 season is exciting. We’ve been planning, planting and working towards this day since last fall! The fields are growing lush with a wide variety of vegetables. Quite a beautiful tapestry. The weather has been a bit like a bouncing ball, kind of all over the place, but we have learned to roll with it. Irrigate when we need to, plant when the conditions are good, and always watch the weather forecast and radar. All of the food is brought to you by a wonderful and dedicated crew of people. We have a combination of Perkins family, 6 of us; our dedicated seasonal Cambodian crew, 10 of them; our full time farm crew, 5 of them; and worker shares who put in four hours a week; 28 of them.

This week was varied as we harvested vegetables, transplanted, washed vegetables, weeded, bagged and banded vegetables, started seeds in the greenhouse, took floating row cover off 1000’s of row feet of squash and put it onto freshly planted cucumbers and melons (in the effort to keep hungry insects from eating your food). The week culminates this morning when 7 of us will pack your shares, load them into delivery trucks and bring them to you. What a great week.

Thanks for your support! Enjoy your first share!

Barb

Thursday morning packing line crew, each of us holding the item we placed into the share box. (sitting) Abby, Becca, Georgia, J-Mo, (standing)Barb Ken , Tom

Thursday morning packing line crew, each of us holding the item we placed into the share box. (sitting) Abby, Becca, Georgia, J-Mo, (standing)Barb, Ken , Tom

Early morning salad mix harvest. Thanks for the big smile, Tonny.

Early morning salad mix harvest. Thanks for the big smile, Tonny.

Rhubarb harvest, featuring Matt and Vicki, two worker shares. We were hard at this harvest for 4 hours and we kept adding people to the crew as they became freed up from other tasks, until there were 16 of us.

Rhubarb harvest, featuring Matt and Vicki, two worker shares. We were hard at this harvest for 4 hours and we kept adding people to the crew as they became freed up from other tasks, until there were 16 of us.

Eric and Tom riding the transplanter and laying out the pepper plants.

Eric and Tom riding the transplanter and laying out the pepper plants.

Rith and Pharo planting peppers two weeks ago.

Rith and Pharo planting peppers two weeks ago.