Up and Running
From a quick review of our website blog. It looks like we only posted once last spring. I guess that tells you something about how busy life gets once harvest season starts! We are going to try to do a bit better this season.
We are back at it after a fall and winter off. Chantee and I returned a few weeks ago from a 5 month trip to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. And we are home with a baby on board! (not born yet). We are waiting until approximately May 8 and peak asparagus season for that :)
It is cold outside, but we have the heat mats full of sprouting seeds and baby plants. We are also gearing up for an early planting season with a new caterpillar tunnel. Another one will go up in the next few weeks. They are a lower cost solution for season extension than traditional high tunnels and greenhouses. We are hoping to have a greater variety of produce earlier this year. Other new items for this season: Strawberries! Last fall, we put in 1000 strawberry plants for our CSA members! We are looking forward to a good season. CSA Registration is now open! Sign up early!
For those of you that are interested in our day to day and week to week farm happenings, we will be posting regularly on Instagram (follow us by our user name: Fishersproduce and #fishersproduce) We also have a log of pictures from our mission work in the Congo on Instagram as well. For more stories from the Congo, we posted several on our personal blog site.
Luke & Chantee
The seeds are getting big and ready for transplanting into the garden. Going in the ground this week will be cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, bok choi and lettuce.
It's a salad in the making and so we would like to share a favorite salad dressing we enjoy at the Fisher family dinner table. This tofu salad dressing is delightful on whatever lettuce salad the season brings you.
Tofu Salad Dressing
1/4 cup Oil
1/4 cup Lemon Juice
2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Basil
1/2 tsp Oregano
1 14oz package Firm Tofu, cubed
Mix ingredients together and let it marinate in the fridge overnight or at least a few hours before adding to your favorite salad.
Sign up now for the CSA to ensure you have an excellent salad spring this year! Click here for more information.
Good things are growing!
Planting season is picking up as we prepare for spring. This keeps us on the move and sometimes the camera gets left behind. The phone usually makes it though so here are few moments I captured with the (low quality) camera on my cell phone.
Asparagus is up!
The warm weather has brought the asparagus out early. We picked about 45 pounds today. It will keep picking up for several more weeks, but since it started early, it will also end a bit early. Get it while you can!
We pick daily. Call (918) 639-0244 for availability.
Other news around the farm: we transplanted brocolli, head lettuce, and pac choi out to the garden on Friday. It is looking good. Also, the green onions, spinach, beets, and greens, carrots, and radishes are all sprouting.
Will post pictures soon.
Tuesday is our big picking/washing day. Wednesday is our big CSA and market day. Here are a few pictures.
Pictures From the Garden
I have been busy repotting tomatoes for the last day or two. They are really growing. And it looks like we have some lettuce and spinach ready to move to the field. I plan to start setting them out tomorrow morning.
Here are a few pictures from the greenhouse today along with one of my sisters planting onions the other week.
Signs of Life
We are gearing up for spring in spite of the cold and wetness! We started our first tomato seeds in the greenhouse last week. I saw the first ones sprouting this morning. On Friday we were able to get 200 lbs of potatoes planted before the rain started. I also got some lettuce, beet, carrot, chard and spinach seed into the ground before it got too wet. It rained all night last night and much of today, so no field work again for some time. I will have to content myself with planting into plug trays...
We assembled our new (new to us, at least) mechanical transplanter this morning. Interesting contraption... We have this crazy plan to start some early sweet corn in the greenhouse and transplant it out and soon as weather permits in march. If successful we could be roasting corn by memorial day! Will keep you posted on the progress :)
Seeds started today:
The farmer of Fisher's Produce