What a crazy, crazy week! On Wednesday the wind was blowing a good 30 mph or so from the southeast, on Thursday it switched and blew in from the southwest. If you live in Coupeville and happened to see any spinach leaves flying by, that was just the pound or so we lost while trying to pick in a gale force wind!
Well, whoever thinks farming is boring should have come and worked with us this past week! The good thing is, however, our wild and windy week seems to be finishing with a gorgeous day for market today. So...on to the good stuff -
(BTW - It looks like due to some early season conflicting schedules, Willowood Farm will start attending the Bayview Market on May 8th. So for our south end followers, if you have never come to find us at the Coupeville Market it is easy, just look for the great tractor-wagon set up and that is us!).
From Willowood Farm
* Baby Pac Choi
* Mesclun Mix
* Braising or saute greens
* A few precious baby butterhead Amish Speckled lettuces!
* A few more radishes (don't worry, a HUGE new crop will be on in radishes next week).
* Rhubarb - our earliest spring fruit! We had rhubarb ice cream last nite, yum!
* Garlic Greens, think "scallion" only garlicky...
* Pea Vines
* Peregion and Rockwell Bean bags!
And from our good friends Wilbur and Julieanna Purdue at Prairie Bottom Farm
* Spinach - two kinds, green savoy and the gorgeous red-veined Red Bordeaux
* Evegreen Scallions
* Egyptian Walking Onions - very flavorful perennial green onion
* Parsnips! Overwintered and VERY tasty! Good size too.
* Beet bunches
* And a few more things...
And on a final note, a big welcome to our newest intern Matthew! Matthew arrived yesterday from Tennessee via Oregon and L.A. and India and old sorts of places...He is a big ole teddy bear of a young guy with an amazingly interesting breadth of unique experiences. We are happy to have him and looking forward to working with him this season.
See you at the market!
Willowood Farm of Ebey's Prairie