We have been teased with these little rain events over the past week. While these spritzes have helped in the short term we are still in dire need of a soaking, multi-inch precipitation event. We will have a lapse in our supply of salad greens due to this dryness as we had trouble getting lettuce to germinate. Luckily we will have lots of good summer produce to distant you with in the meantime.
The farm has been steaming ahead this past week under the able hands of the farm crew while I have been busy full-time raking blueberries. In addition to growing food here we also train farmers, and the crew we have this year is a solid lot. It is a great luxury for me to be able to focus on the flow of blueberries over the rakes and trust that the flow of harvest, seeding, weeding and the like are in such able hands!
Potatoes…just a few to start
We pulled a few potatoes this week for the share. These Yukon Gems are a new variety for us…hope you like them. Similar to a Yukon Gold, best for roasting but can be used how you like best.
Labor on Labor Day Potato Harvest
Our favorite Crystal Spring Farm tradition returns this year! Join us on Labor Day (September 4) to help harvest our potato crop. This is a great community event where we use our digging machine to lift the spuds and then you join us to help us gather them up! We start at 10am in the fields. Please join us!
Organic Maine Wild Blueberries
Order organic Maine wild blueberries this week! Quarts are $9 and will be delivered over the next 2 weeks. Order online here. **Please note we are not able to take orders via phone or email as in years past.
Farm Raised Pork
We will star taking orders for whole and half pigs this week. If you have never had farm raised pork it is like nothing the grocery store has to offer. Raised on pasture and fed organic grain (in addition to gelato) our pork tastes great and you know where the animals came from and how they lived. Ask us for a info/sign-up sheet at pick-up or download one here.
Might you need flowers for an event or holiday? Or simply want to enjoy them on your table at home? Send us an email and we can put together arrangements large or small. (email@example.com)
What’s in the Share
What’s in Upic
Beans (new planting)