In your box this week:

  1. Perennial Bunching Onions – last week for these, time to let them regrow for next year already.
  2. Rhubarb – we hope you enjoyed this spring treat, it is also the last week for rhubarb too.
  3. Red Radishes and white Icicle Radishes – the Icicle Radishes were a surprise that seeded themselves, and we have now weeded most of them out of this year’s cauliflower and broccoli patch.  So this is most likely the last of the Icicle Radishes this year.
  4. Oregano
  5. Lemon Thyme – don’t know what to do with this?  Just use a scissors and snip some off in little pieces into your bag of lettuce mix.
  6. Lamb’s Quarters – probably the last of the Lamb’s Quarters, depending on the weather.
  7. Bag of Mixed Greens – Lettuce, Arugula, Mizuna.  We’ve been getting a lot of rain, which bounces dirt up onto the leaves.  We washed and spun it once for you, but you may want to wash it again before eating.

It was a great rainy weekend.   The first broccoli heads are forming, the peas have blossoms, the garlic is starting to make scapes, and the bean plants are noticeably larger.  Dave taught Maggie and I a new round to sing while we worked through the rain on Saturday, and then on Sunday we had a wonderful time at my niece Alyssa’s 5th birthday party.  On the chicken front, today at the end of the day we had a young chicken figure out for the first time how to use the ramp that connects the coop down to the enclosed free-ranging area.  We are hoping that means the rest of them will figure it out soon too!  Oh, and in a lovely moment of sunshine on Friday evening, everyone except Grandma joined in on a little batting practice in the driveway.  The past week has been a good mix of garden work and fun family time away from the garden.  If we get a few days of sun this coming week, I think the plants are ready to pop; instead of little seedlings flopping in the breeze they will soon be established and mature vegetable plants, busy studying for finals and making post-graduation plans.

We hope you are enjoying your first boxes of food, and please do contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,
Chris

(On behalf of everyone here at Reimann Family Farm.)

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