Posted by Rowena @ 06:30 PM PST
Moonstruck Farms CSA[ Member listing ]
25 Jan · Tue 2011
There are some days you just feel like you have a new wind in your sails, and today one was one of them. I finished putting the last couple hundred onions in....can't wait for those Spring onions!! I squeezed in beets and radishes in between, and even put in a few rows of Tango, Oakleaf and Salad Bowl lettuce, and of course a few more rows of Arugula. I am putting this all in outside, and of course the weather is beautiful, but we all know this will change. With a blessing from the Lord the new greenhouse will be covered this weekend and give some of this shelter, but a lot of it is not under shelter. The beets and radishes will fair through all but the deepest of freezes. The onions, shallots and garlic are fine, and the lettuce will be damaged and replaced if necessary. I am what is called a Market Gardener or simply a growing CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). My goal is to meet my customer's produce requirements year round within reason of course....no I will not have tomatoes this month, but I do plan on growing plenty for next year that you can freeze. My dream is to be a smaller version of a great farm called Essex Farms. They provide meat, fruit and produce to their customers, and guess what if there are a ton of tomatoes left in the fields that they did not have time to get or were too ripe...you come and get them...same with corn and other vegetables...perfect for those that want to can or freeze...I think that is just so awesome!! Look for new pictures on Facebook or on the blog at www.moonstruckfarms.blogspot.com.