June is here, and the CSA will start soon…

Hello!  Once again I need to apologize to all you folks who follow the blog regularly.  I can’t blame a broken computer for my silence this time…it’s just been busy, busy, busy around here.  Somehow, it’s June, and what a difference a month makes.  Our overcrowded greenhouse is now surprisingly empty, and the fields are filling up fast.  Just in the past couple of weeks, we’ve put cauliflower, lettuce, carrots, beets, parsnips, musk melons, Brussels sprouts, flowers, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, lettuce, fennel, dill, cilantro, and much more in the ground.  We’re also already harvesting herbs, salad mix, arugula, and delicious spinach for our markets.  And we’re just about ready to launch the CSA!  June 15th will be the first pick-up date here at the farm.  Sonya will soon send out an e-mail with all the logistics, including a breakdown of every-other-week pick-up dates for our half share members.  It’s all very exciting!

In the meantime, come see us at market!  We’ve been attending all three of our markets for the last month now:  at Portland’s Monument Square every Wednesday and in Portland’s Deering Oaks Park and in Bridgton next to Reny’s every Saturday.  They are going well.  We’re new to the Deering Oaks market this year.  It’s one of the biggest and busiest markets in the state, and we’re happy to be there.  For you western lake region Mainers, please check out the Bridgton market.  There are several new vendors this season, adding to the experience of this small but very diverse market.

Our 2010 apprentices, Rachael Oyer and Corey Maddox, are here and working hard.  A farm is only as good as the help it has, and Sonya and I are very impressed with how hard-working and engaged these young ladies have been thus far.  As previously noted, I will eventually post some more info. about the gals and how they came to decide to spend a season farming with us.

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