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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!



Happy Mother’s day CSAers.  It is a warm sunny day with clear blue skies.  Our potatoes are planted, so are our big spring plantings of cabbage, kales, kohlrabi, and broccoli.  Onions are almost all in the ground and our team will shed no tears to see that task behind them.  Peas, spinach and radishes have popped up and so have the beets and carrots.  All of our fields are plowed and there is plenty of room in our greenhouse to catch up on seeding.  In latter weeks I may find myself examining my poor life decisions (it happens at least once a season) but right now it is good to be a farmer.

We mailed out final bills this past Friday the balance of which will be due on the first of June.  New member orientation day will be held on June 7th at the CSA barn from 9am-11am and the first week of the CSA season will begin on the 9th of June. 

We are hoping to recruit some motivated volunteer weeders this season to help us keep the Pick Your Own fields tidier and help the crops grow in bounty.  To incentivise volunteers to join us we have arranged to have Dr. Nicole Andrade and Iris Weaver join us every other Saturday through June and July to help us identify edible and medicinal weeds.  Dr. Nicole practises traditional medicine and Iris Weaver is an herbalist.  If you are interested in learning about wild edible or if you just want to help improve the pick your own experience please join us in the Pick Your Own fields on Saturdays between 9am and noon.  

If you have any questions or concerns or if you are interested in volunteering with us please contact me, Ryan Wood, at rwood@ttor.org.  Thanks for reading and we’ll see you soon.