Drumroll, please….Our Full Season CSA (Whole & Half shares) kicks off next Tuesday, May 21st–our 10th CSA season!
We’re excited to be off and running on a new CSA season, to see some long-familiar members (some folks have been CSA sharers for all 10 years!), and meet some new members. We’ll be sending all CSA members a reminder email later in the week with info on pickup logistics and what to expect (spoiler alert: reports from the field indicate there’ll definitely be Salad Mix and Chives in the shares next week!).
Note: This week is the last week to sign up for a Whole or Half share in the Full Season CSA, including Market CSA shares at Attleboro, Brookline & Davis Square.
This cold & wet spring has our crops in the field lagging a bit behind, so we’re holding off on the start of Organic Harvest Box (OHB) season for another 2 weeks. Usually OHBs are available as soon as the CSA starts, but as much as we’ve tried, we can’t make the sun shine when it doesn’t want to.
Garden Action Plan
Around here, mid-May is the time to really get going in your garden. Now is ideal to prep for planting warm weather crops and it’s still not too late to get in some spring crops that will look good now or be ready for harvest soon.
Here’s what’s ready on our Plant Patio this week:
We have hand-selected seeds of all kinds to round out your spring planting:
To ensure your garden gets the nutrients it needs, we have all-organic compost, soil, plant food & mulch from Coast of Maine:
- Lobster Compost
- Potting Soil
- Stonington Grower’s Mix
- Stonington Plant Food
- Compost + Peat Blend
- Cow Manure Compost
- Black Earth Topsoil
- Enriching Mulch
- Raised Bed Mix
- Seed Starter Mix
- Earthworm Castings
- Lobster Meal
- Alfalfa Meal
- Fish Bone Meal
- Kelp Meal
If you’re a plan-first type of gardener, we have a really useful (& fun!) resource to suggest–gardeners.com/advice. This site has a bunch of planning tools, a plant encyclopedia with lots of growing info, and a full listing of advice articles and how-tos. Whether you’re looking to create a kitchen garden with veggies & herbs to feed your family, a cutting garden full of your favorite flowers, or a butterfly & pollinator support garden, we have the plants and seeds you’ll need to make it happen.
And if you need gardening advice or have a plant question, give us a shout on facebook or Insta anytime and we’ll give you our 2¢!