I forgot to mention it last week, but I wanted to say thank you for all the great comments and recipes posted with the CSA newsletters. And to those of you that were sad to see the weekly boxes come to a close, don’t forget the winter farmer’s market! It is at the Emerson, every other Saturday morning from 9-12. Since there was one last weekend, the next will be on Saturday January 21st. Last weekend Jacy’s table of chard, spinach, and microgreens sold out by 10:30, so get there early! Even though we’ve wrapped up the winter CSA and started planning and preparing for next season, we are still growing microgreens, and still have spinach alive and well in the greenhouse. And as the sun stays out a little longer each day, it should only get more productive.
We have continued seeding this week, tray after tray of onions and leeks. These early seedlings are slated to occupy the new space that we will be working this season. Matt and Jacy took a visit out to the new field this week, and took some measurements. As it turns out, the expansion this year will practically double the acreage under cultivation for us. The immediate result is a kitchen table full of notes and diagrams of field layouts and crop plans, but the end result will be earlier planting dates, earlier harvesting, and more of the food you love. -Neil