Monday, April 29, 2019

BGF News - April 2019-Vol. XLI, No.6

What’s up on the farm?

Precipitation in the past month: Rain: 1.5"

They're back!!!
The big news is that the crew and the asparagus are both up and running this week! Until this weekend, it certainly felt like spring had arrived in earnest. Suddenly we were reminded that it is still April for just a bit longer as we had what was hopefully our last freeze. The warmer weather had helped us finally get into the gardens and get the composting and tilling done. We are finally caught up on starting transplants and are mostly on schedule now for seeding. The early salad, spinach, choi, mustard, beets, carrots and peas are all sown and waiting on some rain to get them started. The crop turnaround on the high tunnels was a bit slower than we like, but now have nice crops of kale, chard, arugula, salad mix, spinach and head lettuce going.
Sky helping clear spent beds from the high tunnel
It's hard to believe the farmers market opens this weekend. YIKES! And just about a month from the start of the 2019 CSA season. CSA members who have already signed up should have received an invoice last week for their balance due. We still have space available for the 2019 season. If you want more information, check out the CSA page on our website here: Blue Gate Farm CSA . Ready to climb on board? The signup form is quick and easy and you can find it here: 2019 CSA Signup Form.   Questions? Shoot us an email at 
A bounty of farm-fresh thanks to those of you who have already signed up and especially to those who have already sent in payments!!   
Asparagus for All of US! Just a reminder that CSA members can claim a free pound of asparagus as part of their share. If you didn't get yours during the VegEmail sale, be sure to stop and see us at market! Don't worry if you can't make it to market, we will tuck yours into your CSA box once deliveries begin.

Speaking of market we still have a few dates available mid to late summer if you'd like to join Jill in the booth.

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That’s about it this month, if you have any questions or comments be sure to let us know. 
Best from the farm,
Jill & Sean (and Luci, Indigo & Sky)