This page contains news, event information, and other items added by the market managers, including the weekly availability email. Be sure to check back regularly!
Availability for March 29
Like a switch was turned on, the heat is here. I actually had to come in and rest during midday to escape the sun—maybe I’m just not used to it after taking so long off.
I’m expecting a new colony of bees pretty much any minute now. Those of you who have been with us for a while might remember the floods that drowned my hive in 2005. I had to climb trees downriver to recover my hive bodies! Well, thanks to Double B Farm, I’ll soon have another hive full of busy little bees, taking advantage of the many acres of wild blackberries and helping my garden grow. I moved them high enough that if a flood gets them this time, we’ll all have a lot more to worry about than just the loss of a hive.
In other news, looking at the calendar today I realized I didn’t plan ahead well enough for the dairy. We normally run to Split Creek and Diamond Hill on the first week of each month and Milky Way on the third week. This means the occasional three week stretch between dairy runs. Well, I didn’t give you any warning that it’d be three weeks last time, and I’m even out of milk myself (I forget what store milk tastes like, so I’m actually dreading getting some from the store tomorrow), so we’ll go ahead and make a dairy run this week. It will be three weeks until the next one, so plan your orders accordingly.
There are a few new items this week, including baby romaine and a lettuce and spinach mix. Supplies of everything this early in the season are limited, but another week of good weather will help a lot.
Finally, some of you have been asking about more info on Whole Earth Granary. They are still recovering from the loss of everything in their bakery (including their ovens), so we still do not have anything from them. As soon as they are back and baking, you’ll see them listed here.
That about wraps it up. Thanks again for all your support! We’ll see you on Thursday from 4:30pm to 7pm at Gosford Wine!