In 2019 our crop plan includes 35+ vegetables in many varieties, textures, and colors right alongside cheerful patches of 30+ varieties of cut flowers.
What's a sample share look like?
Great question! Thanks for asking! We've worked hard to create a well-rounded crop plan for 2018. Harvests start more slowly in early summer, but come into fullness and overabundance in August and September. There may still be a few additions (ground cherries, anyone?), but these shares will give you an idea of what we're aiming for:
Late Season: September 7th
1 quart Dragon's Tongue & Trilogy bush beans
1 bunch beets
1 bunch herbs
8 large leaves Darkibor Kale
1 head Red Sweet Crisp lettuce
2 Red Wing onions
5 Adirondack Blue potatoes
3 heirloom tomatoes
1 bouquet of late-blooming flowers: Dahlias! with Red Spike Amaranthus, Pampas Plume Celosia, and Rudbeckia
Early Season: June 22nd
1 head Green Butter lettuce
1 bunch cilantro
8 leaves Dazzling Blue kale
1 bunch green onions
1 bunch Valentine's Day radishes
2 Chioggia beets & 2 Touchstone Gold beets
1 large handful of mint
1 bouquet of early-blooming flowers: sunflowers!
I will try to always remember to mention that agriculture is never guaranteed. Wet springs, wind & hail damage, groundhog destruction, flooding, drought... these are all real perils. Our "crop insurance" against these weather conditions is to plant a wide diversity so that when a vegetable fails we can offer another in its place.