Dear Friends and shareholders,
Green is growing everywhere here, lots of rain, and lots of mud! It’s time to plant! We had a small
planting window last week for potatoes, and a start on onions, yesterday another small window to finish the onions and leeks (10,000 planted) and started on Broccoli (500 planted), then rained us out of the field. So we put in 75 new strawberries and 18 more Red Raspberries. We then mudded in 18 more rhubarb. I
noticed the new small asparagus buds suffered a little frost damage under the last cold wet snow, but it seems to be recovering with new explosive growth, it should be a pretty good harvest cut for this weekend’s distribution. We recently weeded the greenhouse and irrigated the greens for new regrowth, we
expect some spring greens Saturday especially good spinach. We have been
harvesting spring greens for over a month now.
With the warm and dry forecast for the next week we will be
very busy planting broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kohlrabi, and celery. We could use some more help! My 4 row planter now has 4 seats, 1 for each row planted individually. Anybody interested in helping plant is welcome! Just call me 605.222.3949 to schedule a seat.
On another note we are doing a survey of our shareholders: would you be interested in getting frozen meat products at the Heikes family farm? Beef, chicken, lamb, pork, duck, goose, eggs all natural federally inspected from Humboldt, SD? Heidi you may not know is a good baker at café Brule working 2 days a week. She is now thinking about offering her fresh baked goods for Saturdays CSA pick up days: breads, pastries and other items. If there is enough interest, please let us know by email.
See You Saturday,
Sam and Heidi @ the Heikes Family Farm