Whoa! The freeze hits hard, again! It’s Monday morning, and I’m in the office, trying to not think about the fields out at the River Farm. They are likely not happy right now – the combination of cold, dry, and windy weather makes for floppy, damaged plants. That said, the sun is out, and they’ll hopefully perk back up before the temperature drops again tonight, albeit hurting a bit. We’re hoping this is the last of the cold snaps, and we can look forward to more temperate, predictable weather into spring and summer. Knock on wood!
Fields recovering from the freeze withstanding, we’ve been keeping up in the fields thanks to all the volunteers and workshares that have been coming out week after week. We’ve had more volunteer help out at the River Farm this year, and the extra work is apparent – fields planted, rows weeded, and seeds germinating. We couldn’t be more grateful! Also, this week we are pleased to have students from Xavier University out of Cincinnati, OH helping out around the farm all week long, as part of the Alternative Spring Break program. We’re looking forward to all the excitement and enthusiasm these students bring to the farm every year!
The, generally, nicer weather has brought quicker growth in the fields, which means the shares are evolving a little quicker now. We’ll be introducing radishes, onion scapes, and reintroducing carrots again. You can look forward to braising mix, mustard greens, and spinach in the coming weeks.
Thanks again for supporting our farm, and please let your friends know that we are currently signing up members for our Spring CSA!