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CSA: April Update

April 27, 2016

Hi everyone,

Our 2016 growing season is off to a cloudy & soggy start, so I thought I’d take advantage of another rainy day to check in about our progress so far.

The spring season has been a roller-coaster of temperatures and precipitation, as you’ve probably noticed. It’s been hard to get into much of a farm groove without a consistent weather pattern, but I’ve been chipping away at my to-do list whenever the weather allows. The good news is that our winter drought is over now. We’ve picked up four inches of rain in the past week, which is soaking into the thirsty ground and should give us a good bank for the early growing season.

Last weekend I planted out all of our onions and kale into the garden. Spinach, carrots, lettuce, chard, and parsley are all ready to be planted out as soon as the fields dry out enough for more field work. It looks like we’re back to a warm and dry pattern after another wet day, which would allow me to get back in the fields over the weekend and catch up on that planting. If that holds true I’ll be right on schedule.

I’ll check in again as the spring progresses. For now I’m planning on starting delivery on June 14th and 16th, but I’ll confirm those dates as we get closer.

Thanks to all of you for your support this season! We sold out our last remaining shares two weeks ago, so now I can focus completely on the work outside. Thanks so much for supporting our family farm!

Talk to you soon,

Farmer Red

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