Village Farm Team,
While the temperature drops outside, our greenhouse has been providing a consistently warm environment for all of our seedlings. We are beginning to prepare for spring, which can only mean one thing: tomatoes! We’ve been busily seeding a variety of tomatoes in the greenhouse so that they will be able to put on plenty of healthy growth before they are transplanted in March. Here are some of the varieties you can look forward to eating in mid to late spring: Sun Gold (a golden cherry tomato that is a popular farm favorite), Pink Bumblebee (a pink cherry tomato streaked with gold), Martha Washington (a pink slicing tomato), and Black Krim (a Russian heirloom slicing tomato).
Brand new for the harvesting list this week is our Capture cabbage. Unlike our Chinese cabbages, the heads of Capture are round with relatively smooth leaves. Capture has a sweet flavor making it perfect for recipes where it is used raw, such as slaws and salads. It is also great for making ferments like sauerkraut or kimchi. Make sure you stop by the veggie wagon on Saturday so you can pick up a head or two to try! On the harvesting horizon are scallions, Minuet Chinese cabbage, and kohlrabi.
So far winter on the farm seems to be alternating between periods of freezing temperatures and abundant rainfall. We’ve been keeping a close eye on the weather so that we know which days we need to cover our tender crops to protect them from frost damage as well as which days will be the driest and lend themselves to transplanting. It’s definitely kept us on our toes and made working in the warm greenhouse that much sweeter.
Please note the veggie wagon is open every Saturday from 8am-12pm with sanitary protocols in place!
The Agmenity Farm Team