The Downtown Raleigh Farmers Market opens this Wednesday. We will be there for a somewhat shorter season than in past years, so if you are a downtown market fan, get yourself out there and make these next four months count! With both markets and all of our pick-up locations in full swing, the farm fully planted out to both spring and summer crops, May also marks the start of our truly busy season. We're incurable list-makers around here, which helps keep things from getting too chaotic...until the lists start growing longer faster than we can cross tasks off of the list. Or even add them to the list. We have been known to add tasks to the list after they've been completed, for the small pleasure of crossing said task off of the list at the end of the day. Whatever it takes :)
Sometime back in late January or early February, when the bulk of our crops are coming out of the greenhouse and every spare inch in there counts, I had a little space to spare to sow a couple of rows of what I hoped would be quick-maturing crops. I let you all put a majority vote to it, and you surprised me by picking, of all things, turnips and kohlrabi. The turnips grew quickly, then sold out even quicker. The kohlrabi, which I expected to have completely harvested out of the greenhouse, oh, a month or so ago, turned out to be not as quick as planned, but at any rate, here they are. Kohlrabi is a cool-season vegetable, and it's rapidly getting too warm for them in the greenhouse. They're still a bit on the small side, but out they go and onto your dinner plates this week before they become bitter or woody.
Thanks so much for your business, eat well, and have a great week!