Your farmers are in a tizzy to get some stuff in the ground before the next storm and there is much to do while the sun shines. We have late tomatoes, summer squash, cucumbers, peppers, and celeriac to get in the ground, as well as seeding July beans, cultivating garlic, potatoes, onions and mixed greens. We have peas to trellis and of course lots of food to get out of the ground, wash, and bring you good folks at the market this week. Diversified vegetable farming is tricky business in Colorado when it rains. We are perhaps the only farmers on our ditch system that need water in the ditch right now to keep planting and watering but no one else is calling for water...so we have to get creative as to how to move forward in our planting windows. Good thing we have a farmer/engineer on the team that can rig up water to come from almost anything....a neighbor's well, a 250 gallon tote, a city tap with a really long hose...you would be surprised what we do on our farm for that life sustaining element that is water!
Due to the snow, we do not have any salad mix for the market today. We should be back up and running either this weekend or next, depending on how fast we have some regrowth. We have some arugula that we will be selling at a discount because it is from last week's harvest. We do not normally do that, but we also don't normally have snow in late May! Other than that, we should have a good variety of greens for you folks this week, although we may come up a bit short on volume due to the storm. Please be patient with us while the plants recover.
Just a quick FYI, Beaver's market is a little challenging to get to right now as Shields Ave is closed from Laporte to Vine. If you are trying to get there from the North, just get over to mountain from Laporte before you get to shields.
See ya soon!
This Week's Harvest
Discounted (but still delicious) Arugula