Greens, Glorious Greens!
Here’s a wonderful description of what’s going on at our favorite local farm, from Jane Hammer:
“The fields are filling up with spectacular greens and many of them are being harvested. Peas are flowering now and beets are on the way. Tomatoes, squash, onions, eggplant, flowers, and more are being transplanted into the beds, seed potatoes are in the ground – it’s a very busy time of year.
The greenhouses and the area around the stand are overflowing, positively gushing with color in the beautiful variety of flowering and ornamental plants–annuals, perennials, ornamental grasses,
hanging petunias, and more–gracing the benches and greenhouses. We still have some vegetable plants left including plenty of heirloom, hybrid, plum, and cherry-size tomatoes and also some very healthy patio tomatoes that have green fruits already on them.
Please come get your greens this week. The spinach is ready and delicious now, but may not last long (may bolt) in the heat later in the week. We have cilantro this year, too, which is also apt to bolt in the heat, but is great now–so get some for salads, burritos, to top off your Indian and Thai inspired dishes… The first crop of lettuces are headed up and ready–several varieties including red and green leaf, romaine, salad bowl, royal oak, Boston. Broccoli will be ready for harvest this week, as well, so either come pick your own soon, or you can find it in the stand later on in the week.
Ready in the stand and good for picking from now through the summer are 3 varieties of kale, collard greens, green and rainbow chard, and many fresh herbs including parsley, dill, thyme, and more. “