|Ginger! A new experiment we are trying in the greenhouse this year.|
Greetings CSA members and blogging enthusiast, It is beginning to feel the tiniest bit like spring this week and speaking of unassuming beginnings I have now officially started as the new CSA manager. Lise Holdorf left some big and extraordinarily muddy boots to fill but, with the help of our fantastic crew and the support of our invaluable membership (you), we are hoping to make this season just as fruitful as the last.
With our fields muddied by the thaw and spring rains, we haven’t yet been able to do any plowing this season. This is a little discouraging because, according to both our records and our planting calendar, this puts us a little behind schedule. Fortunately, all it takes to lift our spirits is a trip to the greenhouse where spring has come early. We have now run out of table space and have been putting seed trays on makeshift benches in order to stay on schedule in the greenhouse. Thanks to our wonderful greenhouse volunteers who helped us seed 48 trays of cabbage, 36 trays of kohlrabi, 40 trays of lettuce and 18 trays of snap dragons this past Monday for a grand total of 142 trays seeded. Fantastic work everyone!
In other CSA news our new apprentices will be starting this Monday. They are excited, energetic and very eager to learn. I am very pleased to welcome Rachel Kessler, Sean Cubbins, and Rachel Dennison and welcome back Ryan Donnelly to the Appleton Farms community. Jon Berube and I can’t wait to begin working with these exceptional individuals. Look for updates to our staff bios page in the next few weeks.
Stay tuned for more exciting updates from the field!