Our little world is at last starting to green up and leaf out after what felt like the most miserable month of March. Yet we're still at a turning point right now, watching the remainder of the winter crops go to seed, and the spring crops aren't quite ready yet. We're at last starting to see some growth on the spring-sown crops. I've been scouting the asparagus field every morning for weeks now, and finally found the first three spears of the season this morning!
It's hard to believe the farmers market season begins next weekend. It's likely to be a slower, smaller start than in recent years, but we'll be there at the Midtown Farmers Market for opening day on April 13 nonetheless. We're taking this week off from any harvests or deliveries, to try and give what crops we have a bit of a head start, and to catch up as much as possible on other farm work before we go a-marketing.
The opening of the farmers markets marks the beginning of our busy season; the start of a mad race from here to October. But before we lose our marbles, I wanted to extend a huge thank-you from the bottom of my heart to all of you who support our farm through the winter. Peas and broccoli, tomatoes and cucumbers will always sell. For all who ate your weight in winter kale and collards, carrots and turnips throughout the cold months, we can't thank you enough!
Have a great week, and we'll actually "see" you all soon!