May 7, 2018

Box Contents:

1 bu. Asparagus

1 bu. Carrots

¾ lb. English Shelling Peas

½ lb. Arugula

1 bu. Dino Kale

½ lb. Little Gem Lettuce

1 bu. Tokyo Turnip

Box Notes: This is the first week for English Shelling Peas! This type of pea must be shelled, that is: remove the peas from the pod because the shells are too fibrous to eat. The spring bunched greens harvest has begun. Spring greens are seeded mid-winter in the greenhouse. We transplant them during dry windows in February and start the harvest in early May. This planting will be continually harvested until it warms up in late June. The Little Gem Lettuce season will last until early June. Tokyo Turnips have two short seasons during the year, now and in the fall. Enjoy the spring crops while they’re here. We’ll be swimming in heirloom tomatoes, peppers and melons sooner than you know. Our tomato season runs from early July until mid-November.

Field Notes: Mild spring temperatures and continued cloud cover have kept the days mild and idyllic for harvesting, growing, and field prep. It looks as though this weather pattern is shifting with highs this week in the upper 80’s and up to 94 degrees next weekend. Spring is a short lived season in the Capay Valley.

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Case quantity Vegetables available: Peas! Asparagus! Little Gem Lettuce! Loose Carrots and more. Don’t miss these sweet springtime sensations, get them while you can. 

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Upcoming Events:  

Capay Valley Mothers Day Farm and Garden Tour May 13th, 10am to 5 pm. $10 per adult, children 12 and under are free.

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, box lunches will be for sale at the Guinda Grange Hall using local ingredients.

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Capay Valley Wine Stroll

Sunday May 20, 2018 from noon to 3 pm

Visit the wineries of the region and taste some local wine.