Welcome to week 2 of the summer CSA season at Stony Loam. It's a very busy time here on the farm. All of our major crops are in the ground and well established at this point. These little bits of rain we've been getting keep things growing nicely, as do the heat and humidity. When it's dry, we're busy trying to keep up with the weeds. There is always a most impressive flush of weeds with the onset of summer weather, and this year is no exception. Most of your food is being grown up the street from Pizza on Earth on our new piece of land. The Main Field, as we call it, is newly plowed this year and we're just getting to know it. The first year in a new field is always a bit of trial and error-- finding the wet spots, the rocks, the soil types, the bugs, and arrrgh, the deer! But, all in all, things look great up there. We dug a pond that gives us nice access to irrigation water. Meanwhile, back at the land at Pizza on Earth, we've got the u-pick crops and the greenhouses, which are full of fast growing tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant.
Welcome Members to the first week of our 2008 season. We're so glad to have you as a part of our farm and we're really looking forward to a great season. We've been hard at work for several months getting seedlings started in the greenhouse and planted out in the fields. With the recent bit of rain followed by heat and humidity, things are starting to really grow.
Hello Farm Members,