After reading an article in the Atlantic, about an excerpt from the book, “Greenhorns: 50 Dispatches from the New Farmers’ Movement”, I must say I love our CSA members and tailgate market customers. I believe that both our CSA and tailgate market customers understand the amount of work that goes into producing their food and have been very supportive of our farm for quite a few years.
Happy Earth Day Everyone! Many researchers say that eating seasonally and locally can make a HUGE impact in reducing our carbon emissions allowing us to move towards a cleaner and healthier planet. So thanks readers for your support of eating locally! Today I am especially proud of Danielle, Justin and Emily for choosing a career path of farming in support of a cleaner and healthier planet. When you see your farmer, please thank them, mostly because they are making HUGE monetary sacrifices just to farm.
For Earth Day, below is a photograph for our CSA members of your food growing. From left to right in the field, the four beds to the right of the bed completely covered, growing is red cabbage, broccoli, mustard greens/lacinato kale, and red russian kale. Things are growing and we are looking forward to harvesting and washing this food for you!
Has NPR gone corporate? They’ve published a story about the safety of salad mix, and after listening, I would surmise the problem with our salad mix/leafy greens is having birds and wild animals on the planet. They didn’t even discuss the concept of safe “salad mix” coming from a distributed food system. I would recommend reading an article that Michael Pollan wrote about in regards to a centralized food distribution system.
CSA Members… We are pleased to announce that we have transplanted most all of our onions to the field, planted most all our potatoes, and have transplanted another succession of greens. We also laid out a few runs of irrigation and just when we started irrigating the onions it rained about an inch! YEA for irrigation. In addition, we prepped the soil in greenhouse #5 for peppers and our hope is to have those transplanted to the field sometime this week. Below is a video of us using the drag setter to plant potatoes.