The start of the eighth season as a CSA Farmer – WOW!  Many of you have been with me most all of this time and I really appreciate your support these many years. 

Lots of good things happening at Ladybug Farms again this year – we kicked off the season with the 8th annual Seed Starting workshop, new farm tours to educate the public, organic hay certification, Mom has a flock of baby ducks at the pond, a new Ladybug Farms facebook page and the biggest highlight of all is I have a a super fun apprentice, Julie Best, working with me this season.  Wahoo!     

With these warm, sunny days we’ve been working like crazy to get things in the ground before the summer heat arrives.  I can’t even remember when the last frost was this year, odd since we’ve had frosts as late as May 17 at this farm.  The upper 30s temperatures last week had us spending hours covering the tender baby beans, squash, cukes and more.  Last year I lost 700 baby kale plants to a late frost – I was determined not to repeat that lesson!

I am trying a different approach to planting out onions this season.  We planted them closer together, two to a hole and grouped them in bunches.  The idea is to thin every other group as spring onions which at the same time weeds the bed for the other onions to grow up full size.  Seems to be working and I believe you all will enjoy having spring onions which I have never offered before. 

Farm Food Favorite: Grilled Spring Onions

Brush with olive oil – green parts and all – then grill until soft and Enjoy!

I’d like to again say thanks to each of you for helping to make this possible and I look forward to seeing each of you tomorrow at the CSA pickup from 6:30 until 8:00 pm - H building patio at the Stacks.    Please bring a bag for your goodies.

Until next week…


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