Mountain Roots Produce CSA - Harvest Week #1

 Basil basil! 

Basil basil! 

Good morning! 

It's June and feeling like Summer! I love it, the morning and evenings are so perfect and dreamy. Our bodies are slowly adjusting to temps in the 80's and the plants are loving this weather and couldn't be happier! Everything has really started to grow this week, I feel like I blink and the plants (and weeds) are noticeably bigger. Perfect timing for our first CSA Harvest, scheduled for Wednesday! 

Plant plant plant... that has been the motto around here. We seeded and transplanted all the things this week! Zucchini, green beans, pickling cucumbers, carrots, beets, turnips, rutabagas, parsnips, radishes, dahlias, hot peppers, a second round of broccoli and cauliflower as well as the next succession of greens! We are planting the winter squash this afternoon and then the farm is mostly planted for the season! I still have a few trays of tomatillos, peppers and eggplant to sneak in somewhere... 

 Head Lettuce starting to size up

Head Lettuce starting to size up

The game fence is up! Mike and Sadie hung the gates on Thursday evening, wahoo! I am already sleeping better. I'm not sure I can express just how much time and energy I spent worrying about deer getting into the field... and I am oh so excited and relieved to remove that worry from my mind. We still have a lot of finish work to do on the fence and we'll slowly tackle that over the next couple weeks. 

 Blooming Vetch!! So gorgeous

Blooming Vetch!! So gorgeous

Mike used our neighbor's grain drill this week and planted about an acre of sorghum sudangrass! This cover crop should grow quickly and very tall and help us control the canada thistle... wish it luck!  We'll be posting updates on this throughout the season. 

Seed crop updates! We are growing a couple seed crops in collaboration with Laura Parker of High Desert Seed and Gardens this season. The Joan Rutabagas are blooming and the Bronze D'amposta Onions are close! Such beauties. 

CSA Harvests start this Week! This Wednesday, June 7th, marks the first CSA Harvest and pickup for the 2017 Season! Telluride CSA pickup will be held every Wednesday from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in Spruce Park (right next to The Butcher and The Baker). Your CSA Shares will be packed in harvest crates this season, please remember to bring your bags with you to collect your bounty as we need to bring the harvest crates back to the farm for packing up the following week. 

Check your email for this week's CSA Newsletter for additional CSA Pickup details, Recipes, etc.

CSA Harvest - Week #1:

  • Little Gem Lettuce
  • Salad Greens
  • Arugula
  • Baby Kale
  • Mustards
  • Carrots
  • Radishes
  • Hakurei Turnips
  • Green Garlic

We are excited to see you all on Wednesday! Please contact us if you have any questions.

Have a great day!