CSA Week 2 - So long sweet May

Little Gem Romaine, Swiss Chard, Mesclun Mix, Strawberries, Carrots, Peas, Salad Turnips, Broccoli, and Spring Onions

Little Gem Romaine, Swiss Chard, Mesclun Mix, Strawberries, Carrots, Peas, Salad Turnips, Broccoli, and Spring Onions

What a beautiful week we are starting off with! This sunshine has been such a welcomed treat after our long and wet start up. Best of all, the crops are LOVING this long daylight. Once these next CSA drops are finished, all full shares and both groups of half share members will have received their boxes for the season. So good to visit with the members and see how many different walks of life we all come from. Especially wonderful that we all rally together as a community around local food!

Broadway Grill was so kind to let us keep our plant rack at their restaurant.

Broadway Grill was so kind to let us keep our plant rack at their restaurant.

Ambrosia Farm became a licensed nursery this year and had the opportunity to grow and sell an abundance of plant starts. Since we grow all of our own produce from starts anyhow, we figured why not double the size of the new propagation greenhouse and offer plants for sale. Lots of support came in from the public and we are really grateful for everyone now growing our plant babies in their own gardens. Life is busy, but finding the time to garden and reconnect with your food is important, grow your own food.

Pea world is blowing up!

Pea world is blowing up!

Blessings on the crops. Given all the spring moisture we've had, transplanting literally everything has been the name of the game this season. Radishes, turnips, peas, green beans, corn, just about everything you can think of has all been transplanted in an attempt to make the best of what would otherwise be a dismal spring. All the plant babes are growing happy and healthy so cross our fingers on warming temps and good growing weather.

Squash plants are really grooving on the warming weather.

Squash plants are really grooving on the warming weather.

Last season we had been selling exclusively at the Ambrosia Farmstand and Veneta Farmers Market. Such an honor this year to have been invited to setup at the Willamette Oaks Senior Living Center in Eugene to offer fresh local produce to their residents. Big thanks to their event coordinator Chandra Bigelow for orchestrating the Willamette Oaks Market that is now open to the public every Thursday from mid-May to mid-November! Setting up each week at their location is a true joy and we look forward to connecting with many of the residents as the season rolls on.

No time like the present though, so this farmer is back to work. What a joy to share the bounty of each season with all of you lovely friends and we hope to see you at the farmstand for our kick off Saturday on June 3rd!

-Farmer Brandon