February is here if you can believe it and we are halfway through our Winter CSA! Thank you so much for joining us on this journey of eating locally year round! We love your support and we love seeing you every month and hearing how you are doing and what you have been cooking with your shares.
You know what is so cool about February? We start planting starts for our Summer CSA and our next Winter CSA. That is right, you are halfway through this winter’s CSA and we have already started planting for next winter.
In February, we start all of our alliums (onions, shallots, leeks) in our 4-season green house. They move from the green house to the halfway house in about 6 weeks and we plant them in the 25-acre field in May. We harvest alliums out of the 25-acre starting in the fall and then eat all those onions through the winter CSA. This means that the onions you are getting in your Winter CSA box this month started their life in early February 2020, pre-Covid. Now that is a mind bender!
In early May, we plant the onion starts you are receiving, fully grown, in your CSA boxes throughout the winter. Adam is watering the starts with compost tea to give them a little boost of nutrients and moisture before we plant them in the 25 acre.