Newsletter: Strawberry Blooms are Upon Us

Hi everyone!
Who knows what these are? If you guessed strawberry blossoms, you’re right!
Our coveted strawberry plants started blooming this week. This means the berries will take about a month to grow and ripen on the vine. And THIS means, we might have strawberries in our market the first full week of June!
Now, don’t go quoting me on that specific date! The one factor we cannot control is the weather and this will determine when the berries are ripe and ready to pick. Please check back with us before you drive out to get berries. We will be updating through social media and a newsletter.
But rest assured, the red, ripe, fresh-off-the-vine strawberries you have been craving all winter are on the horizon.
And I know it’s not as exciting, but we also have amazing fresh cut asparagus right now! Pick some up today.
Order here.
As always, we have curbside and local delivery available to you on our website.
Have a wonderful day.
Amanda, Chris & Abbie

Our Best Helper

Abigail continues to love helping Chris complete important tasks around the orchard. We are getting ready to plant some of our summer/fall vegetables, but they need to be watered as they wait to get put in the ground. Abbie is an excellent gardener and is seen here watering baby broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage! Now, next step is getting her to EAT those vegetables!

Before the Blossom

I am a bit embarrassed to admit this, but it did not occur to me until taking this photo that the origin of the word “strawberry” might come from the fact that we grow the plants with a layer of straw to help retain moisture, deter pests, and keep the berries cleaner for picking. Historians don’t really know the exact origin of the word. Another theory is that it comes from the term “strewn berry” which made reference to the fact that the plant produced runners and spread, leaving the berries strewn about the ground.

Would you eat this, Mama?

Throwback three years ago when Abbie tried raw asparagus. I just love that little face. Come out and try our asparagus! Do any of you eat it raw? My favorite is roasted with olive oil, salt and pepper. Any other ways you like to cook asparagus? Maybe Abbie would try it.

Cooper’s Corner

He’s cool and he knows it. But don’t let this face fool you. Cooper has been finding it really fun to chew up some of Abbie’s toys. Not cool, Cooper, not cool.
We still love him. So does Abbie. One of her favorite things to do is take a long walk with Chris, Uncle Matt, Sky and Cooper at the end of the day. She says they go “allllllll over the orchard!”

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