Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Darling Clementines & Buddha's Brew

We did a ton of business last week, literally.

First we sent 90# of Washington Navel oranges to The Picnic Basket. Order orange juice.

Over the weekend, we picked 1200# of Meyer Lemons for Frog Hollow's Meyer Lemon Marmalade. Farmer Al's returning next Wednesday for another load... pretty incredible when you realize they hand-process all the lemons.

Then we harvested 725# of our Algerian Clementines for New Leaf Community Markets Westside location. They can be found in pyramids at the front of the produce section.

And finally, we packed 40# of Buddha's Hand Citrons off to Brekenridge, CO to the Brekenridge Brewery. I'm stoked to see the label they come up with for their Buddha's Hand Brew!

In the meantime, the plums are already flowering, the pomegranates are leafing out, and our tomato starts are seeded in their plug trays. January/February's high pressure ridge held off the humidity until this weekend. We finally got .34" of rain today, which more than doubles what's fallen all month and brings us to 29.03" on the year. Hopefully the total will double by this summer.

The uncertainty over this year's rainfall has led us to turn our CSA customers over to Route 1 Farms this year. They are a much larger operation and are much better suited to cope with climactic fluctuations. We have known Jasmine and Jeff for a long time, and are happy that they will continue to make high-quality, locally-grown, organic produce available to mountain residents. We will provide our fruit and other specialty crops to CSA members through them this summer. Please visit their website directly to reserve your share now!

Here's to a long, wet spring!