This week the folks here at Littlewood will be picking strawberries nonstop for Hunger Mountain Coop in Montpelier. The field looks great; lots of nicely-shaped green berries that will ripen for pick-your-own. We’ll open for pick-your-own around the 23rd but the exact date is still in the air. If you can’t wait until then, remember you can find our berries at Hunger Mountain and at the Barre and Plainfield Farmers’ Markets!
Plainfield Farmers’ Market
We’re so excited to have early berries, especially because we’re also bringing rhubarb! Crisp time!
Come on down to the Plainfield Farmers’ Market today and get these juicy treats before we sell out. We’ll also have huge bunches of kale, rainbow chard, and collards, as well as asparagus and our organic plant seedlings.
*PYO strawberries will begin around the 23rd of June. I’ll write the exact date as soon as we know!*
It’s just a fabulous time to be on the farm these days. Our seedling sale is going well and allowing Justin and I to meet so many of our wonderful neighbors. We’ve moved our watermelons and muskmelons out to the retail greenhouse and have added more flowers, tomatoes and lettuces on the benches. We’ve got lots of Sun Golds for everyone!
Beyond the Seedling Sale there are lots of other exciting things growing on. Look for our delicious pink rhubarb at Hunger Mountain Coop in Montpelier! We’re preparing to transplant our cherry tomatoes into one of the greenhouses and next week we’ll be clearing greenhouse #4 of all the spinach in preparation for more tomatoes! As I write Justin is out seeding two beds of carrots.
The sunny weather these past two days has been perfect for many people’s least favorite task: weeding. Often maligned, still more often ignored, weeding is actually a great opportunity to walk the fields and look closely at your crops and your soil. If you have the right tools for your body and your style, weeding can be fun! Justin and I got our hoes from Johnny’s just in time to try them out in the swiss chard and new carrots.
Elsewhere, the peas have been trellised and my little garbanzo bean plants have been thinned and weeded. And the strawberries have tons of white flowers!