So now that it’s our 7th week of CSA deliveries most all of you have had a sampling of our typical spring crops like radishes, spring onions, turnips, etc. as well as our regular round the year crops like the lettuces, kales, cauliflower, broccoli, beets, etc. Well, have I got exciting news for you… our summer crops are peeking their heads out! You’re getting your first cucumbers in this weeks box and Teresa, Ali & I have been lucky to be able to taste the first couple of cherry tomatoes on our field walks the last two weeks. Last week we were wondering how three of us could split two small cherry tomatoes and this last Thursday we each had a couple to ourselves! There aren’t enough tomatoes to harvest just yet but there will be in the next few weeks. Our cherry tomatoes will be the first to show up in your box followed by our Beefsteak tomatoes. The padron peppers are starting to show signs of a nearing harvest too. Our other peppers this year that you can look forward to eating are a mini red called Gypsy, Italian sweet peppers, and Purple Islander. We’ve seen the very tiniest of eggplant fruit also peeking out from the eggplant crop that was specially planted just for the CSA. We also planted green beans for all of you and those should be in your boxes in the next 2-3 weeks! Last year we grew our melon crop inside the high tunnels and this year we have planted them directly outside. We are not sure exactly when the melons will be ripe as this is an experiment for us but we’ve got some taking shape! What else? Oh yeah, the first apples should be available the beginning of August if everything goes as planned ; )
Other updates- We are on Instagram!! If you haven’t started following us yet, you should! @fifthcrowfarm invites you in to our daily activities around the farm, fun pics of the little baby crows growing up so fast, and sometimes you may even get a sneak peak into the next weeks CSA box!@fifthcrowfarmflowers tells our story of our flower ladies and you’ll see all the love and care they give to growing our gorgeous bee friendly organic flowers.