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Farm News June

Posted 6/4/2011 6:33am by Gregg Keckler.
Dear Folks,
   We are off to a good start - the asparagus, lettuce, spinach, radishes, and spring onions are doing great and tasting delicious.  We have been eating spinach and asparagus is almost every imagineable way.  The grilled asparagus is still the hit around here.  Last week I made a soup with chicken, dry lima beans and spinach as the main ingredients and it went over well, usually my family prefers spinach raw in salald or blended in smoothies.
 The strawberries started out wet, but this week they are delicious.  It's all in the weather!

   Oliver and Gregg have planted out all the tomatoes and they started some more seed to get some late tomatoes and Romas.
  This week everyone has been tilling and mowing.  This cooler weather is a bit of relief.  So far so good with the stink bug watch.  Gregg is carefully watching the young peach trees for stink bug damage.  it is not too bad yet, but he is keeping a close watch.  We don't want to lose the trees.

  If you haven't signed up for the CSA for summer or fall and would like to now is the time.  We are collecting subscriptions for both now.  If you can get a group of at least 6 shares we will deliver to the DC SW district, Mount Vernon Area, Alexandria, Arlington, Bethesda, and any point along the 270 corridor on Fridays.  Let us know if you would be interested. 

Gregg and Louise Keckletr - POrchard Country Produce