Greenhouses are full of veggie sets (baby plants) for the spring season! All of the seeds for the first half of the season have been purchased and we hope to continually expand on the additional produce items as well. We plan to offer new varieties of existing heirloom tomatoes, melon varieties and we are looking forward to new commitments from farmers for specialty crops, that were suggested by our members, such as several carrot varieties and more produce options during the shoulder season.
The shoulders are the times when the crops from one season are ending and the next season is just getting started producing. During the summer season you will normally see more colorful fruits and veggies, and we are working to offer more choices during leaner times each shoulder season as well.
So far we are experiencing a wet winter, wetter than the average with milder than usual climates. The farmers need soil temps above 40 degrees to promote root growth before transplanting their greenhouse veggies sets in the fields. Hopefully nature will cooperate so the farmers can stay “on schedule”…… let’s keep our fingers crossed!!
Here’s what we KNOW we’ll be adding to our offerings this year: Golden Beets, mini eggplants, leeks, personal yellow flesh watermelons, more onions, specialty squash, increased leafy greens and lettuces, broccoli rabe, asparagus and more of those amazing early greenhouse strawberries like we had last year!
What is planned for your February boxes? Sweet Potatoes, Mixed Greens, greenhouse lettuces, carrots, squash and zucchini, eggplant, root veggies, NC peanuts, Butternut squash, green beans, regional tropical fruits and regional citrus. Enjoy!