Vegetable Share and Free Home Delivery!
We are pleased to announce that beginning this Thursday, April 21st, our Vegetable Share program (formerly known as the CSA) will include free home delivery in our brand-new insulated bags! Our Vegetable Share subscription is an exclusive benefit for Harvest Green residents and allows members to receive a customizable bag of certified organic produce from the farm each week. Full and Small Shares are available and memberships can easily be paused so you only pay for weeks when you are in-town. The spring season is an extraordinary time on the farm and the Vegetable Share program is an excellent and easy way for you and your family to eat healthy, super fresh, and amazingly delicious vegetables! To learn more and sign up for your own share, head here.
As we inch closer and closer to tomato season, we’re focusing on pruning and trellising to ensure a bountiful tomato harvest. Pruning is essential in order to encourage our plants to concentrate their energy into the two main stems. This leads to improved fruit growth and also helps with air flow which is crucial to help minimize disease in our humid climate. You can see the pruning process in the photo below as Farmer Nick removes a “sucker”, the shoot that sprouts from the point where the main stem and the branch of a tomato plant meet.
Similar to our tomatoes, we’re working on trellising all of our pepper plants this week. While pruning is a regular practice with our tomatoes, we do not prune our pepper plants. This has to do with their growth habit as tomatoes tend to grow and sprawl like vines while peppers grow like bushes. In the process of trellising our peppers we noticed that several of our plants are already blooming and beginning to set fruit! See if you can spot the baby Escamillo pepper in the photo below.
Currently in Season at the Farm Stand: Zucchini, Beets, Carrots, Fennel, Celeriac, Leeks, Onions, Kale, Lettuce, Collard Greens, Spinach, Cabbage, Radicchio, Broccolini, Cauliflower, Dill, Cilantro, and Parsley