Winter Week 8 from Valley Flora!

  • Pink Radishes
  • Bunched Spinach
  • Spring Lettuce Mix
  • Shallots
  • Purple Sprouting Broccoli
  • Beets
  • Sunflower & Pea Shoot Mix
  • Redleaf Lettuce
  • Spring Raab
  • Bunch Carrots
  • Cebollitas

Good Week for Grundens! 

Anyone else loving this weather!? My native Oregonian synapses are firing in delight as all this precip falls from the sky and bulks up the Cascade snowpack. It also allows me to pretend - temporarily - that May madness is not right around the corner, looming large with the promise of our inevitable return to a frenetic, frenzied farm pace. As much as I relish all the rain, we were grateful for the shelter of our field tunnels this week, where we spent lots of hours harvesting bunch carrots, spinach, head lettuce, and a trial bed of cut lettuce (the bagged mix in your share this week, "lettuce" know what you think!). Grateful, too, for the head-to-toe raingear that gives us impermeable superpowers when we do have to slosh through the downpour. 

Even though I could try to convince myself it's still winter, the artichokes don't lie. I cut our first small harvest yesterday, which bodes well for seeing them in your CSA share the week of May 2nd. And somehow, despite the hail and the wind and the pouring rain and the cold nights, our newly-planted seedlings are putting on good growth and looking vital. Plants are amazing. (I can't tell you how many times a week I say that out loud. Respect, yo, to the plant kingdom!)

And to you, amazing people: I hope those vital plants are helping you feel like a vital human. We homo sapiens sure wouldn't be here on this planet without them. Thanks chlorophyll!