Spring has arrived in full force here on the farm. We arrived home from Sunday’s Battlefords spring sign up meeting to find a fast-flowing creek separating our homes from the road. Fortunately, most of us had good rubber boots, and nobody slipped on the ice underneath.
Every day we can see more and more of the garden and our green thumbs are wakening from their winter slumber. Very soon we will be starting our first pepper seeds!
Summer memberships are filling up fast, which makes the arrival of spring that much more exciting. Such a different mood from last spring, when our numbers were very low. It was great to spend the early evening with (most of) our Battlefords members on Sunday, and we look forward to a Saskatoon gathering later this spring.
In the meantime, we are continuing to enjoy the last of the fall’s bounty. April shares include lots of potatoes (3 pails Belgians, one pail Norland), carrots, beets, garlic, and rutabaga. Unfortunately, we are needing to keep all remaining onions for spring planting, so you’ll just have to use lots of garlic until the spring bunching onions are ready!!
As was mentioned at Sunday’s gathering, being part of a CSA does mean shifting the way you eat, so we encourage you to share tips with one another, either through this blog or on our facebook page (Largo Farm Community Shared Agriculture). Bon appetit!