Reports from the Field: the end of June

As you can probably tell from the lack of updating, these past couple of weeks have been very busy here at Littlewood.

PYO Strawberries have come and gone.  Thanks to everyone who come out to pick!  It took a lot of work to prepare and run PYO and the whole Klein family made it happen.  Strawberries coincided with a long, hot week of weeding as well.  We had great help from Emlyn, Elsa, Amanda and Annie with weeding, picking for orders and farmers’ markets and trellising in the greenhouses.

Lots of new veggies have started to ripen in the past couple of weeks.  We’ve been bringing early broccoli, garlic scapes as well as snap, snow and shell peas to market.  Soon our summer squash will be ready and new potatoes are coming down the line as well.  Tomatoes are green and getting bigger every day!  There are lots of little peppers in the field!

cherry tomatoes
and slicers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week has seen Littlewood ramping up its wholesale sales too.  Cases of kale, collards, and swiss chard have been heading out to Farm to Table, Hunger Mountain and Plainfield Coops.  Through Farm to Table, our produce is getting into the kitchens of Central Vermont Medical Center and onto the plates of patients and visitors there.

In the midst of all this production, we’re also seeding and transplanting our fall kales, broccoli, Bok Choi and other Asian greens and chard.  Weeding remains a never-ending task as we continue to care for our crops in the field.  On the docket for the coming weeks are trellising the tomatoes in the greenhouses, harvesting the rest of the garlic scapes, getting our field tomatoes staked and trellised, scouting for pests… etc.  July, here we come!

Greenhouse #4

 

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