We managed again to do very well at the market on Saturday. Next week we start the CSA and I am looking forward to seeing all of my old and new members.
We lucked out in that the weather broke in time to get plenty of strawberries and asparagus for the market on Saturday. The berries were the first pick of a new patch and they fetched a premium price. It's nice to hear customers tell you that you have the nicest produce in the market. Only one person grumbled about the price of the asparagus which I thought was more reasonable than the strawberries!
We hilled the potatoes on Saturday afternoon after market. It is the first time with our new ridgers and they worked out great once we got the hang of it. It sure beats the old method of doing it by grub hoe.
The mornings have been quite chilly the last few days. Yesterday and today we woke up to readings of 48 and 51. By midmorning the temps start to pick up and soon it is warm but not too hot, getting into the low 70s. We are just about finished putting in drip lines for the irrigation so that will be a big lift.
We started to cut garlic scapes which means the plants are in the home stretch in terms of being bulb ready. I was surprised how many people at the market on Saturday knew what to do with a garlic scape. Then there was a person who told me she cooks for living and had never seen them before! It just goes to show how big and wonderful the world of food really is. That's why I like to discover things that most people have never seen and grow them for market.