News From the Farm
We are happy for the season to finally begin. We have been planning and working towards this day since January when the seed ordering began. We do hope the weather will settle into a more stable pattern. As is typical with a Wisconsin spring we have had a wide range of cold and wet to hot and dry. And with it you will see, taste and smell the impact it has on our food. The spiciness of the radish....the balance of sweet and tangy in the strawberry....the crispness level of the cucumber.... the lemony zest of the kohlrabi greens... the flavor is all dependent on the season, climate, conditions in which they are grown. This is our terroir. It isn't just some term that applies to fancy wine in Italy. Local food bears the flavor from where it is grown. And this season has given this first box some sweet but smaller strawberries, some spicy radishes, some crisp kohlrabi and their greens seemingly extra tangy.
Because the hot weather these last few weeks the strawberries are ripening at a faster rate than other years. So we will be opening the strawberry patch to CSA Members for free picking. Starting this Saturday. See the Bulletin Board for details. We still expect to have berries to for next weeks box but there certainly won't be as many as this week. We hope to see you on Saturday.
We look forward to sharing more of our story with you this season. We are honored that so many have chosen us to grow your food.
Eat well everyone and happy cooking,
Cate & Mat