While the rain and cold temperatures of April kept slowing us down, we are looking forward to the month ahead: a frenzy of planting and preparation for the CSA start in June.
Working through this shut down has been confusing and fraught. Time will tell if we will be able to run the CSA pick ups as we always have, or if we have to pre-bag shares. I will do my best to make sure that pick ups are run safely. But right now I don’t know precisely what that will mean!
And lately I have been getting inquiries about whether or not I am still selling shares. The answer is YES. Restaurant sales were always a large part of my income but the pandemic is likely to cause a big change to the restaurant culture of Providence. Fewer vegetables to restaurants means more into CSA members homes. Spread the word!
I feel extremely lucky to have my small and mighty team from last year returning, plus some new worktrades. Here’s Kendra and Kim cleaning onions last August:
Kendra is in her second year of apprenticeship, and Kim has been working with me for even longer. Maybe this year I will remember to take more pictures!
That’s all for now, the rain is slowing down and I need to get out there.
Stay safe & healthy, friends.