This time of year is tantalizing – the calendar says Spring, the daylight persists into the evening, and yet cold! Wind! Mud! I’ve been staring down the extended forecast, my source of hope that we’ve reached a turning point. I’m , almost expecting 70 and sunny this week to turn into 45 and rainy but it hasn’t happened yet!
I’ve been extremely thankful for our hoophouses, where I’ve been able to stay dry the past week and transplant the first batch of lettuces and spinach as well as direct seed our first radishes, carrots, beets, and turnips. The first Hingham farmers’ market is less than a month away and so I send these seeds and plants off into the ground with strict instructions – grow!
In other news, I’m extremely grateful for both the Hingham and Braintree Farmers’ market organizers for approving our compost program. If you sign up for our compost program on our website, we’ll provide you with a 5-gallon bucket to fill up with fruit and vegetable scraps during the week. When the bucket is at least ¾ full, you return it to our farmers’ market or Norton CSA pick-up, and exchange it for a new bucket. We’ll provide the buckets, cleaning, and composting for $10 for the entire 2017 season!
In CSA news, our Hingham and Farm Spring CSAs have 5 and 10 spots remaining respectively – weekly enrollment has been ramping up slowly, perhaps due to the increasing commercials for grass seed and lawn fertilizer, and the subsequent realization that garden-fresh vegetables will soon be here. Similarly, our Summer CSAs are over 75% full, and you can reserve you spot by signing up on our website.
Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoy the beautiful weather ahead!