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The beginning of March = the beginning of tomato plantings for us.

As the tunnel’s crops get harvested, the ground is tilled and compost added.

We are super high-tech here and always use the newest and greatest, so the 60-year-old bushel baskets are used to move the compost around.

(No that’s not a typo. The baskets were bought around 1980. Probably. Maybe 1960.)

Since we continuously plant one crop after another, we have to stay on top of making sure there are enough nutrients available in the ground for the plants.

And compost is our solution. We don’t use any other fertilizer.

And thanks to that compost, even in our heavy clay soils, the crops grow big, beautiful, and tasty.

In the background are rows of snap peas.

I have a devil of a time getting the pods to show up in pictures. They blend in or are blurry.

So here is an opportunity to either play I-Spy or for you to take my word for it that there are snap peas growing.

snap pea plants growing up a thin white trellis. Lots of white flowers and a couple snap peas also visible on the plants.

Reminder: Flower share sign-ups open Saturday, March 11th at 9 am. Sign up through the CSA website, in person, or over the phone.

pink ad yellow tulips growing out of the ground

Some seasonal inspiration:

Apple Curd 

 Garlic Beef and Broccoli Noodles 

 Creamed Swiss Chard with Bacon 

 Vegan Beet, Potato, and Leek Soup 

 Beet Pesto Pizza with Kale & Goat Cheese 

 Apple Topped Ham Steak 

Five pictures, moving left to right, of a pile of baby spinach leaves, a stack of leeks, red and yellow swiss chard growing in the ground, sorrel, and a layer or red evercrisp apples

Open Tue-Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5. 

Closed Sunday & Monday.

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