Monday, February 19, 2018

In Prayer For Rain...



Despite a wildly successful start to 2018 on the farming front, we are acutely aware of the complete lack of rain since November. With little more than an inch falling for all of January-most of February, our rain gauge sits at 13.11". We never backed off from any of our water conservation methods from the previous dry spell, but we are already looking for ways to double down...

On the fruit front, 4954 lbs. of Meyer Lemons went out the door this season! Huge thanks to Bi-Rite Markets & Creamery, Preserve Farm Kitchens and Blue House Farm's CSA for their late game orders!!

With the mandarins, we've had an amazing crop as well. Tango Seedless Murcotts are on their way to the Penny Ice Creamery in the AM. Tangos and our Late Satsuma Hybrids will be on the shelves again at New Leaf Felton this week as well. Gold Nugget and some gigantic Shasta Gold mandarins are on deck.

Gratitude goes out to those who attended this year's Citrus Workshop at the UCSC Farm last weekend. I'm looking forward to addressing this year's crop of Master Gardeners later this spring.

Pound your drums and dance for rain!