Eggs are also at the top of their season right now. Yes, eggs have a season! Both the quality and quantity of our eggs are currently peaking - see my tip to the right for freezing extra eggs to help get you through leaner egg months. Our hens are laying more eggs than we have cartons to put them in, so if you have any empty egg cartons hanging around, we'd be grateful if you returned them. The girls will fill them right back up for you!
We also have a very limited amount of asparagus this week! I know asparagus is probably at the top of everyone's wish list at the moment - we have just a little bit, not a lot. The spears have just started to emerge. As the soil gradually warms up, the spears start to come up faster, and we should have a better supply in the near future.
Is your garden ready? The tomato plants are ready! You can take a look at the varieties we have available over here, along with some tips for getting your tomato beds prepared. It looks like we're in for one last cold snap mid-week. We'll be shuffling all the plants back into the greenhouse for a few days just to be on the safe side, but it should be warm enough to plant your tomatoes by the week's end. The peppers and basil are looking good, but will likely be an additional week or two before they're large enough to plant out.
We don't have a limitless amount of space on the truck for plants when heading to the market (I still haven't figured out how to mount the greenhouse on wheels and hitch it to the truck) so if you see something you must have, or if you are looking for large quantities, drop us a note with your wish list and we'll be sure to bring them to town for you. We'll try to pack a few extra empty boxes, but if you know you're going to be picking up a number of plants, it'd be helpful if you bring an empty box or crate with you. If you plan to stop by the farm for plants, please do so during our regular pick-up hours (see the box in the top right corner) or contact me in advance to set up a time if those hours don't work within your schedule. And last but not least, if gardening isn't your thing, don't worry - I love growing tomatoes, and am happy to grow them for you!
Last not but least, I've been having some migraine-inducing technical problems with Yahoo vs. this free-but-sometimes-pesky listserve manager. Computer problems are so not up my alley, but I'm following a recommendation to switch to a gmail account in the hopes that it clears up the problem. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org from now on. If you reply to this newsletter, all emails will automatically go to that address. I'll continue to check the old yahoo address for some time, just in case.
Thank you all so much for your business, pretty-please think frost-free thoughts for us over the next few days, and hope to see you at the market!