We've kicked into high gear here with weeding, planting and spring harvesting for our Farmers' Market. What started out looking like a dry spring turned rainy and we've had some nice rains to give the crops a good start without serious flooding. So the weeds are coming on strong now and the sun is shining so weeding is our primary focus.
Of course, we've been planting lots of early spring crops like beets, lettuce, chard and carrots. Our hoop houses have broccoli heading up already and we've been picking some beautiful strawberries. A few tomatoes have set and peas might be ready to pick in another week.
Farmers' Market has been going great! Some rough Saturdays weather-wise, but we've had a good turnout, from both vendors and customers. It's always so good to see people we haven't seen since last year!
So the next few days mean getting the last of the flowers and plants in the ground before the next rains; weeding as much as we can; and planting all the direct-seed crops like squash, more beans, corn, etc.
Our big project this year was also getting our walk-in cooler up and running. It had many problems and would take a whole 'nother "blog" to tell the story ... but we decided to go with the CoolBot system instead of trying to re-install the whole compressor/motor/cooler unit and I couldn't be happier! If we could put this together, anybody could! It's a great system and if you're considering a cooler of some type, look into this unit!
Have a good spring and check back for summer highlights ... Don't forget our Garlic Festival this year on August 15!