Thank goodness for spring weather this past weekend. We finally have some veggies!
It is 10pm and Josh is still in the barn washing vegetables. I’m dutifully staying up until he comes in. After being up since 5:30 this morning, this is a difficult task. Everett is tucked asleep and the cash box is totaled, the eggs washed and labeled and produce signs written out in nice black ink ready for tomorrow’s market. I have the nice handwriting in the family and since we are sending Patrick to his first market tomorrow, I made out all the signs ahead of time. We’ll see how much they smear on the ride to Ashland.
What we have this week at market: scarlet queen turnips, french cylindrical radishes and ruby red radishes, salad mix, loose cilantro, green wave mustard greens, arugula, spinach, golden frill mustard greens, catalogna chicory bunches, tatsoi bunches (or mustard rapini, whatever you prefer to call it), baby bok choy and of course, eggs.
It feels good to be bringing more food this week. Uncovering remay in the fields today yielded many surprises with many more to come as the weather warms and spring actually decides to come this year. I say this with a bit of longing as I’ve been scouring the weather websites and they all call for more rain and snow this week. Ho-hum. My plum tree just decided to bloom and the lilacs out front haven’t even blossomed yet. What’s going on with this crazy spring?