Theda’s Farm Report – 3/29/20
25 bags of spinach to Brunswick Housing
We had our first gleaning of spinach this week. Over seven pounds (in 25 individual bags) went to Brunswick Housing. There will be more spinach to harvest this coming week and lettuces ready in early April.
An abundance of perennial food-producing plants on the farm
We are beginning to set areas of the farm aside for perennial food-producing plants. Rhubarb, cluster onions, and Korean celery are what we have planned for this year. Onions and rhubarb are companion plants so they are in the raised beds together. Donations of rhubarb came in and some of these were planted into their permanent locations.
Plant sales coming soon…stay tuned
Twenty-five trays of seeds were planted Friday, thanks to Judy and Paul. Some were for the farm and others for our May plant sale. We will have a variety of interesting flowers and organic vegetables for sale Saturdays in May, at the farm. We are discussing how to best make shopping safe and enjoyable. Details will follow.
Amazing response from volunteers
We are feeling so fortunate to have so many people volunteer. Our Saturday timeslots fill up quickly and others are able to come on weekdays.
Big project on Saturday
This Saturday’s big project, led by John, was moving one of the tunnels. It was accomplished in just a few hours due to the number of extra hands. Thanks, everyone!
Staying updated on safety measures
We want our volunteers to know that we are continuing to adjust and improve our safety measures in regard to COVID-19. As we receive updates on how to stay safe, we make appropriate changes. I am sure this will continue to be a work in progress.