We had our first beautiful market day on Tuesday! The market was packed with 72 vendors and lots of people! It was so fun. We brought: red turnips, red radishes, spinach, salad mix, cilantro, arugula, bunched mizuna, spring raab, bunched tatsoi, gailon, joi choi, baby bok choy, mustard greens (green wave & golden frill), red rib dandelion greens, catalogna chicory greens, and of course, eggs. We received such good feedback from folks on our greens and booth once again. One lady called us the “greens people.” Our egg sales tripled since the first market and now we are seeing a lot of returning customers. People are really enjoying the eggs. I’m feeling really happy to be providing food to all these adoring customers! 🙂
Today, Patrick and Josh (with the help of two Blue Fox Farm interns, thank you) are planting potatoes. I think we have ten different varieties to plant including purples, pinks and fingerlings.
On another front, we’ve decided that we just cannot farm our three acres with the crew we have (two people, plus me whenever I have time with my other job & baby), so we are beginning to look for another intern to join us for the rest of the season. I hope we find one soon!
I’m excited for some new things to mature in the field in the next week: kohlrabi and head lettuce should be ready to harvest next week. And even bigger news, Everett turns one next Wednesday. We are planning a little family picnic next to the walk-in cooler and pack-out while we wash CSA and market vegetables.