Spring Turnips Become Summer Tomatoes
The times are a changin’ here at Red Dog – such is the nature of farming! Our crew is expanding while our fields continue to fill up. As spring trickles on leading into summer, we’ve seen a huge transformation in two of our greenhouses. It seems like just yesterday Greenhouse Three was full of spring favorites like hakurei turnips, bok choi, mizuna, and baby carrots! Now, it’s home to rows and rows of beefsteak tomato plants. Next door, in Greenhouse Two, lettuces and green onions have been harvested and replaced with another summer favorite – basil! Don’t worry – crops like carrots and turnips are still around, they’ve simply moved outside into the fields for the year.
Later this summer, all you’ll need is some local cheese to go with our basil and tomatoes for a delicious caprese salad! Until then, we continue to enjoy our spring crops in all their glory. Our salad mix is a favorite on the farm – and is fun to harvest all of the different varieties of greens that make it so delicious. Days are getting busier and harvests heavier, but I think I can speak for the crew here in saying that there is something about working outside, hands in the dirt, producing food for our community, that keeps us fresh and motivated every day. Happy June, and thank you for being an integral part of the Red Dog community!