HERE IS BONNIE, THE HOUND !!!
She just turned six months and is now our official Santa Monica Market Truck Dog.
She does quite well and gets some walks from friends and lots of treats. I am sure it’s not as much fun as chasing ground squirrels, rabbits and besting Bill in her races around the farm, but she seem to take it as a real part of her job. For my part of the learning curve, this is like a new driver being given a Maserati for her first car !!! Nothing will be the same.
We seem to be having March in April ! Looking out the office doors, I see an overcast sky with big fat clouds. There is a rumor of showers tomorrow afternoon. The crew planted the first set of tomatoes on Wednesday, so this is actually perfect. Now for six weeks of mystery time. Having had a June 7th hard freeze in the county, we put them at the high end of the field. Everything else should be ready in about three weeks, rest of the tomatoes and all the peppers.
We are short on all Asian greens for a couple weeks, but hoping the next set is hasppy :) Carrots and beets to continue. Parisians coming on soon.
The guys were thinnning the Santa Rosa plums yesterday- so fruit looks good so far.
No garlic scapes showing on our farm but should be one to two weeks out. One of our dearest friends, who is a true homesteader, has scapes on her place which is 10 degrees warmer. So we will just check every day.
With the warmer nights, we are starting to get requests for camping. It is $20 a night per camp site in the apple orchard. Just give us a heads up when you would like to come !
Price List for April 24th
Cost per Unit
|Beets||Cylindra||Classic Il Forno style , long not round, very sweet, do not even have to steam / peel- just scrub, cut into rounds and saute/braise – so good||$2||bunch||fair quantity|
|Beets||Golden cylindra||An heirloom with sweet long beets with wonderful flavored leaves.||$2||bunch||fair quantity|
|Carrots||Chablis Yellow||Bright yellow color!! Firm crisp texture and great flavor.||$2||bunch||Fair quantity|
|Carrots||Parisian Round||Sweet and tasty.||$2||bunch||Limited quantity|
|Carrots||Shin Kuroda||Heirloom orange carrot — with a true earthy carrot flavor.||$2||bunch||Good quantity|
|Carrots||Atomic Red||Peachy red color, long and straight – yum!||$2||bunch||Fair quantity|
|Flowers||Radishes||Wonderful winter radish flowers||$3||bunch||Good quantity|
|Flowers||Chives||Nice amount of chive blossoms available this week||$2||bunch||40 bu|
|Garlic||Green||Nice slender size||$6||lb.||Fair quantity|
|Petite size, perfect for using whole on a plate, sweet flavor ! Use like a ramp = best sub !!!||$2||bunch||Last week|
|Greens – loose||Escarole / endive||Nice mix of small leaves for salad – lovely with the chicories||$7||lb.||15#|
|Greens – loose||Red Chicories||Loose leaf mix of Grumolo and Treviso||$7||lb.||Fair quantity|
|Greens – loose||Red Dandelion||Fresh young leaves||$7||lb.||Limited quantity|
|Greens – loose||Castelfranco||Loose leaf mix of creamy leaves with red markings||$7||lb.||15#|
|Greens – loose||Spigariello||The small heads are so sweet !||$7||lb.||24#|
|Greens – loose||Spinach||Winter Giant – just wonderful !!||$7||lb.||25#|
|Greens – loose||Spinach||Bloomsdale – still that great flavor||$7||lb.||25#|
|Greens – bunch||Argentata chard||Wonderful wide white stems, super tender and sweet||$2||bunch||85 bu|
|Greens – bunch||Kale- Red Ursa||Curlier than Red Russian, just lovely and sweet raw||$2||bunch||Good quantity|
|Greens – bunch||Nettles||Bunched and plentiful||$2||bunch||Good quantity|
|Greens, Mix||Barbara’s Garden Greens #3||Kale plus chard, red dandelion, minutina.||$19||3# case||Limited quantity|
|Greens, Mix||Barbara’s Garden Greens #4||Kale mix — up to six varieties.||$19||3# case||Limited quantity|
|Herbs||Chives||Nice tender spring shoots, some bunches could have blossoms !!||$2||bunch||Limited quantity|
|Herbs||Marjoram||Sweet and tender – good big bunches!||$2||bunch||Limited quantity|
|Herbs||Mints||Spearmint, peppermint, choco-peppermint, apple mint , orange||$2||bunch||Limited quantity|
|Herbs||Rosemary||Three varieties, some better for sticks and others sweeter flavor.||$2||bunch||Limited quantity|
|Herbs||Scented Geraniums||Rose, ginger, lemons and more||$12||lb.||Good quantity|
|Herbs||Scented Geraniums||Rose, ginger, lemons and more||$2||bunch||Good quantity|
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