New season

The first farmers’ market of the year in Wilmore is tomorrow. As usual, I don’t feel quite ready. This is the time of the year where I most experience the difficulty of trying to combine an academic and farming life! But the vegetables are growing, and a few are even ready to harvest. I should have some really lovely, wonderfully tender bok choy and kale tomorrow. I also still have some squash and sweet potatoes from last year, and, of course, some freshly made Pecan Cushaw granola.

The eggs in the photo above are one advantage of small farms like mine. They’re killdeer eggs, and I noticed the nest while plowing. Thanks to using small equipment, I was able to notice the nest, and able to leave that area unplowed until the eggs hatch. If I’m lucky, I’ll get to see some killdeer chicks running around, though they are very good at hiding so that’s no guarantee. — Sydney

This week’s items

Items we plan to have at the market this week (an asterisk indicates unusually limited quantities):

  • Beans, dry (Peregion, Pinto, and Tiger’s Eye)
  • Bok Choy
  • Granola (Cushaw Pecan)
  • Kale
  • Microgreens (peas and sunflower)
  • Radish* (Daikon)
  • Squash, winter (Butternut, Kabocha, and Tetsukabuto)
  • Sweet potatoes (Murasaki and Orleans)

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