YES!!! After much planting, tillage, weeding, watering, praying to several patron saints, dodging wind, rain and deer, the first box is here! We made the first delivery to our Litchfield share members on Tuesday at the Natural Foods Co-op. We harvested several items on Monday to beat the threat of the impending monsoon which luckily did not strike with the force that was predicted. The first box included head lettuce, radishes, scallions, pea shoots, broccoli greens, salad mix, arugula, green garlic, bok choy, a basil plant, cilantro, and dried black beans from Scott Anderson, an organic farmer in Litchfield. It is always a relief to get the first box successfully off to our members. The challenges of this spring made this successful first share box a joyous moment. We had three grandparents visiting to handle childcare so we could focus our attention on harvesting, washing, packing and delivering. It was a true team effort. Yeah for family and friends.
Now that transplanting and seeding is starting to wind down, it is time to get after the weeds that have loved the rainy, cool weather more than the rest of us. Now if only it could warm up a little bit and start feeling like summer! However, summer only officially started on Tuesday at 12:07 pm, so I guess we will just have to wait and see what it brings.