on the right track, but not quite there yet

We knew it was going to get hot. We just forgot what hot felt like. But now we remember. It feels pretty darn hot! Just when we were lamenting the cold spring, it has now been banished from our memories and we are left with water bottles, sweat, sun hats, and finally......growing plants. With the small rainstorm on Tuesday, we were able to keep planting, getting our leeks, lettuce, scallions, and parsley in the ground. Then the next few days we were able to just listen to our plants grow - greens, chard, lettuce, potatoes, kale, broccoli, cabbage - took off as if they too remembered what is was like to be warm.

Mostly, though, we have spent our time searching for signs of what our crops will look like next week. Despite lots of hopeful signs (lettuce getting to be half-size, greens starting to be visible, kale starting to have a few big leaves), it's clear by today that most of our early crops are still a ways behind (from the generally cold May) and we should push the date back one week. We are definitely on the right track, but not quite there yet.

So, the official announcement is that our first week of distribution will be June 11 - 16. We will be open Saturday June 11 (8am-1pm), Tuesday June 14 (2-7pm), and Thursday June 16 (2-7pm) at the Farm Shop, and deliver to the Boston area for the first time on Thursday June 16 (3 - 8pm). I know it seems like a long time to wait, but I feel confident that we will have a great share for you that week and will be ready to roll into a great season to come.

In the meantime, we will keep planting (peppers and eggplants yesterday, late tomatoes, winter squash, and melons next week) and tending our crops. The weeds (like the crops) are growing strong now, so we were happy to welcome our Weeder Crew back on the scene this week to help keep ahead in the fields. It feels like summer today, but we will be ready for whatever happens tomorrow, and continue to let you know what's happening. We look forward to seeing you all during the week of June 11 - 16.

Looking forward to a great season ahead

Your Farmer,

Dan (for Karen, Abbe, Zoe, John, Rebecca, and Sunny)