Harvesting the First Spinach of the Season
January 11th, 2023
We’re harvesting the first of our spinach crop this week! Our spinach did well through the freeze and has finally reached harvesting size. It’s super vibrant and tasty not to mention incredibly versatile in the kitchen! Farmer Nathan loves to use it to make palak paneer, an Indian dish made with spinach and paneer cheese. Here’s a recipe if you’d like to try it this weekend. You’ll be able to pick up our spinach this Saturday at the farm stand from 8am-noon.
The greenhouse is now full of germinating tomatoes AND peppers! We typically plant our tomatoes and peppers around the same time every January. We’ll be growing a mix of both sweet and hot peppers again this year. While there will be some trusty favorites like Jimmy Nardello, shishito, and Carmen in the mix, we’re also experimenting with a few new varieties this year like Pumpkin Spice (an orange jalapeno) and Iko Iko (a bell pepper than ripens in a rainbow of colors).
Are you a Harvest Green resident that is curious about growing your own food? Or maybe you made a resolution this year to finally start your garden? If that sounds like you, consider becoming one of our Farm Club members! Farm Club is a unique opportunity for residents of Harvest Green to learn how to grow their own food with the technical expertise of the farm team and the broader community of the club. In addition to everything you need to start and grow your plot, members also have access to educational opportunities and resources to enhance their growing experience like our Breakfast and Tomato Seeding party this Saturday! Head here to learn more and sign up for this unique opportunity.
Farmers Market on Saturday, January 14th from 8am-noon
Bird Walk on Sunday, January 15th at 9am (reserve your spot here!)
Meet the Farm Tour on Sunday, January 29th at 1:30pm (reserve your spot here!)
Currently in Season at the Farm Stand: Spinach, Carrots, Hakurei Turnips, Watermelon Radishes, Beets, Brussels Sprouts, Kale, Collard Greens, Swiss Chard, Cabbage, Romaine Lettuce, Bok Choy, and Fennel.