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Strawberry Fields

Posted 5/27/2016 3:09pm by Sandra Roush.

Strawberry Fields Forever

Week of May 30th  

Strawberry season is in full swing and what a perfect season we are having!   We are harvesting about 100 quarts a day!  They are beautiful and delicious!  Since strawberries are an early producing perennial, harvest will begin to wind down in the next couple of weeks. Here at Emerald Acres we are growing 8 varieties and all are producing equally.  We do have 4 that are ever bearing and hope to have another harvest from those again in July.  

Our first market of the season was cancelled due to the storms that rolled in on Thursday night.  What a disappointment!  It’s like being all dressed up with no place to go.  So, now we are even more excited for this week. Tuesday we will be at 13th and “F” street market from 4pm to 7pm and Thursday we’re at Fallbrook Market from 4:30pm to 8pm.  Hope to see you there!  

Wednesday marks are first CSA deliveries! All members will receive their first member share at their identified location.  This does include our half share members as well.  Produce available at this time is beets, carrots, onions, radishes, greens, strawberries, rhubarb, asparagus and some perennial herbs. There will be some addition items available for purchase such as fresh farm eggs and hand made candles and luffa soaps from Charlie Noble.  I look forward to seeing our members on Wednesday!  

Planting continues at Emerald Acres. With all the lovely rain we’ve received this week, we have struggled to get the rest of our bedding plants in. We have peppers and eggplant waiting for their turn.  Looks like we will get a chance towards the end of the week.  The bedding plants don’t seem to mind.  They are large and starting to flowers, so the delay to the field will not create a delay to the table.  

Hope you all have a safe and happy holiday weekend!  

Sandy Roush

Farm Operations Manager

Emerald Acres

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