The farmers at Blenheim Organic Gardens not only pick produce every day, we typically have to find time to plant. In a normal year this type of ongoing rhythm keeps the production cycle going. It assures new crops stretch into the growing season. It provides a continuous harvest and allows for transitions between one crop and other.
But this is not a typical year: Late cold, early heat, a mini dry spell and, then, six-plus inches of rain have kept the crops and the farmers scratching their heads.
Example: Somehow the tomatoes have found the season to their liking even though they were kept in the greenhouse longer than normal this spring in the wait for warmer weather. They look healthy and Cameron spent a day driving stakes down the rows for future trellising as they grow. Radishes, though, always an easy, dependable crop, hunkered down. Here at Blenheim they refused to develop roots and then quickly went to seed. And the radishes have company: Corn, zucchini, squash a...
Here's what we're anticipating for our first share of the 2018 Season:
From the Youth Farm Program at Downtown Greens:
- One unique item per share member from the “Harvest Treasure Chest” grown by the Youth Farmers at Downtown Greens: choose from bundles of radishes, potted lemon balm starts, and bundles of herbs (basil blends, thyme, oregano).
From Green Thumb Growers:
From Blenheim Organic Gardens:
- Pea Shoots (the tender tops of pea vines; may be sauteed or eaten raw)
From Hartland Natural Farm:
- Collard Greens
- Curly Kale
- Salad Mix
- Lettuce Heads
Each week, our growers and volunteer organizers work together to create a balance share for our members. These share predictions are subject to change, usually due to weather or crop conditions, but this is our best estimate as to what we expect in our weekly share as of Tuesday.
If you'd like to learn more about our growers, please see our "Our Farmers" page HERE for descriptions and links to each grower we are pr...