Newsletter 7/4/18 – Carrot Love!
We spend a lot of time in the field talking about our favorite things. It’s a good conversation starter when new crew members are out in the field for the first time. “What’s your favorite vegetable?” is a question that always comes up, drawing some ew’s, oooh’s and awes inevitably. I’ve heard a lot of opinions the last three years on why certain vegetables are better than others, and while I certainly look forward to different seasons and the coming of new crops, carrots are always at the top of my list. One reason is we grow a lot of them, and they require a lot of love. Carrots are one of the crops that we always spend a lot of time hand weeding which happens to be one of my favorite tasks. I think there is something special about spending time with a crop while it is still young and developing.
This year we once again have ambitious expectations for the carrots on the farm. We will be growing slightly more than last year hoping to be able to offer more in the wintertime. Not only will we be growing many types of orange and purple carrots but we also added some rainbow carrots to the mix, which has the farm crew really excited. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!