planting over 22,000 onions … takes us a few days

Here we are again! Bustling into a new season. It is a strange thing, having a seasonal job, that is so incredibly absorbing yet when the winter break is over, our minds and our bodies take awhile to adjust. The routine of spring is like juggling balls of jello, one has to be as nimble as the jello in order to catch it and keep it going round and round. I sometimes envy the folks in the NW with more predictable rain patterns and temperate climate, but more often I am grateful to live in a place of changing seasons and fresh starts and new beginnings.

Puffa helping with evening onion planting

I am excited for a great crew this year! I have John and Tyler returning from last year and Becca who is new to farm work, but not to the world of ag, and I think she will be great. And, of course, I have steady Jean who will help on Tuesday mornings for CSA harvest and is always happy to come in a pinch and save me. Puffa and Simon are still on rodent patrol and entertainment duty.

tat soi tranplants waiting to be planted

Lots of seeds are being sown and plants being planted! Look forward to a wonderful season of tasty local veg. We are mostly growing our favorites that are tried and true, but there are a few new varieties sprinkled in. Thank you for being a part of seasonal eating!

This week’s Bounty: spinach and radish fresh from the hoop house and some storage crops: carrots, onions, celeriac, winter radish….

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