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CSA News - May

Posted 5/4/2010 2:07pm by Gregg Keckler.
Dear Shareholers and Friends,
 The countdown is on!  By May 15 we will be planting all our tomatoes, peppers, egg plant, summer squash, and zucchini.  We are cutting tons of asparagus and lettuce, Our spinach is coming on slowly.  The shell peas, sugar snap peas, and snow peas are looking good.  This year the shallots look great (compared to last year).  We are picking spring onions and radishes.  The rhubarb is very thick.  Last week we had a single stalk that weighed over 1/2 lb.  We should be picking red beets in a couple weeks.  Our chickens are laying heavy, so we have plenty of eggs.  We are actually selling some at market because there are so many.  All the fruit looks great.  Strawberries have lots of flowers.  Our berries are later then Maryland or Virginia because we are further north.  But hopefully we will have berries by the first week of June.
     Gregg has planted some unusual winter squash, watermelon, muskmelons canteloupe and of course prickly pear seeds in the greenhouse.
    If you could not find our website for a couple of weeks, we are back up and running again.  Please have all subscription forms and payments in by May 15 for the first session which starts May 31.  It will take us awhile to organize the names and locations.  We will send an email May 17 to discuss pickups, coolers, extras, and other things.  Let us know if you have any questions.  Gregg and Louise Keckler - Orchard Country Produce