May Greetings!

Every spring has it's own rhythm.  This spring has been wet and cool which has delayed planting and things are just growing slowly.  Rain events and severe storms came through heavily last week, and while no crops were lost, our high tunnel was bent by straight-line winds and will need to be rebuilt.  We are counting our blessings that all our plants survived and have been relocated to our packing shed floor and greenhouse.  Our beautiful cucumber crop that is growing in the high tunnel also survived and we are hopeful that the 2x4's supporting the bent hoops will hold!  (See the photos below.)  An event like this reminds us that nothing is permanent.

The biggest question of the week:  Are we still taking CSA sign-up's?  Yes!  Check out all the details under "CSA Sign-up" here:
http://ridgelandharvest.com/ 

The second question of the week: When is the first CSA delivery?  We know many of you are anxiously awaiting the start of the CSA season.  The strawberries are blossoming, lots of seeds and plants are in the ground just slowly growing.  As we approach June, we are watching our crops carefully to assess when to begin deliveries. We will email an announcement soon, so stay tuned! 

Have a safe and honorable Memorial Day weekend

Your thankful farmers,
Cate and Mat
CSA Farm Events - mark your calendars!

June:  Strawberry U-picking
Dates to be announced based on bloom time. Come pick berries and walk the farm. 

Sunday June 24: Bike or Bus the Barns Driftless
Sign up to ride (a bike or the bus) by registering here: 
http://www.csacoalition.org/events/bike-the-barns-driftless/
We are a stop this season and are looking for volunteers to help us on the day of the ride. Contact us if interested: csa@ridgelandharvest.com

Sunday August 27: Picnic on the Farm
A time to see the farm during peak season on our popular u-pick wagon tour! 
Bring your own picnic food, beverages, utensils and meet other CSA members. 

Sunday October 22: Fabulous Fall on the Farm!
See the countryside in glorious fall colors, tour the farm, and bring home a pumpkin!  Other activities planned.
 
BEFORE THE STORM.
AFTER THE STORM.   One side was completly bent, the middle supports lifted up and punctured through both layers of plastic, and the other side bent pipes and ground rivets.  Amazing wind power!
We'll be planting tomatoes tomorrow!  
Happy Friday everyone ~ Cate & Mat
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