April 18th, 2016 Veggie Box News

Box Contents

  1. 1 bu Asparagus

  2. ½ lb Red/Green Salanova Lettuce

  3. 1 bu Red Beets

  4. 1 bu Purple Carrots

  5. 1 bu Dino Kale

  6. 2/3 lb Mei Qing Choi

  7. ½ lb Yellow Carrots

  8. 1 lb Shelling English Peas

Box Notes

New this week: the Salanova Lettuce variety!

For details on the characteristics of this tasty lettuce variety, visit: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/wellness/salanova-the-ultimate-efficiency-lettuce/2011/03/15/AB4pQ5JB_story.html. And for the gardeners out there, visit www.johnnyseeds.com. This is one of our primary sources for seeds. They have a sizeable selection of certified organic seeds.

Field Notes

Today (Monday 4/18/16) it’s 90 degrees! We’re experiencing unseasonably warm temperatures this week which is great news for the tomato, eggplant and pepper growing conditions but it shortens our season for the bunched greens, lettuce, and the cooler weather crops including cabbage, beets, and carrots.

Capay Valley Garden Tour

Sunday May 8, 2016

10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Visit the breathtaking gardens of the Capay Valley! Come join in the delight of spring flowers, strolling through many of the Valleys’ finest gardens. Talk to the gardeners themselves and learn the secrets of their success. New gardens have been added this year as well as several points of interest along the drive though the valley. Many of the gardens are also showcases for agricultural production in the Capay Valley. You are welcome to picnic in the gardens – delicious box lunches will be for sale at the Guinda Grange Hall using local ingredients. Art and plants will be for sale at the Grange Hall. Proceeds from the tour support the enhancement of local parks and the new landscaping plan for the Guinda Grange Hall, a century-old community-gathering place. For more information and to purchase tickets visit: http://www.capayvalleygardentour.com/


Save the Date

Hoes Down Harvest Festival

Saturday October 1, 2016

11:00 am to 11:00 pm

For tickets and volunteer work shift info, please visit: www.hoesdown.org.