June is here, and many of you are probably thinking about the yummy veggies to come and wondering when the Summit Springs Farm CSA is going to get started. We generally shoot for having the first pick-up in the 2nd week of June. However, we’ve had a very cool, wet spring. The rain that was stuck over much of New England over the past few weeks made our fields way too muddy to safely get our tractor out there to till and without tilling there can be no planting. The weather has improved greatly in the past week, however, and we’ve been able to get a lot in the ground since. Last Friday was especially productive…we used the tractor on some drier parts of the field to prepare beds and the new rototiller on others. And, we had four extra pairs of hands to assist with the day’s planting as the first wave of our workshare members spent the morning helping out Andrew, Sonya, and I. Now in the ground: more beets and carrots, parsnips, kale, broccoli, and more. Many thanks to Abby, Matt, Ed, and Jeannette!
So, things are looking up, but still it’s almost the exact opposite of last season when spring came on early and strong and hence the veggies did, too. This season, we’re looking at things running behind schedule by a few weeks, so we hope to shoot for the 3rd or 4th week in June to start the CSA. Hopefully, any lost time can be made up at the end of the season, if necessary. We will keep you all posted on how things are going right here on the blog. And, as we’ve done in the past, we’ll let everyone know via e-mail AND phone when the CSA will be starting. Thanks for your patience!