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Field Notes: Volume 16, Number 5

This Week’s Harvest

  1. Beets

  2. Scallions

  3. Salad Mix

  4. Head Lettuce

  5. Chervil

  6. Pak Choi

  7. Kohlrabi

  8. Snap Peas

  9. Strawberries

  10. Summer Squash

While we strive for consistency at the Ecosystem Farm, we ask that our SHAREholders please keep in mind that Friday and Tuesday harvests will not always be the same.

For your convenience, an exact harvest list will be posted in the packing shed.

It sure has warmed up over at the Ecosystem Farm! With the warm weather some trying experiences for the farm staff have emerged, from tilling the soil, to irrigation system management, to pesky squash bugs, every day is an adventure! Understanding the soil at the farm has been a learning experience for everyone here. We worked with the rototiller this week and found that this clay-like soil needs to be tilled a bit deeper than most. After a few adjustments to the rototiller (and some help from former farm manager, Shane), it looks like we are up and running to have the soil ready to get some fall crops in the ground.

Our spring crops are winding down and we are