Thanks to Megan Mabe of Agile Marketing, LLC for doing brilliant work on our website and teaching us farmers how to navigate and edit the site. We couldn’t be happier. Next week we will add the CSA sign up and shopping pages for our River Bluffs location, and we expect the CSA (subscription produce box) offerings to expand very quickly.
On both farms, Teachey and River Bluffs, we have had a very busy week so far. Our bunching greens, pac chois, broccolis, cabbages, collards, mustard and Swiss chards went in our plastic-wrapped rows smoothly. Tomorrow we plant the next succession of direct seeded beds for baby greens and roots to include: turnips, beets, radishes, carrots, arugula, spinach, red Russian kale, lacinato kale, toscano kale, red and green pac chois, Salanova lettuces, and dandelion greens.
Saturday we pick up our strawberry plants for next Spring from Cottle Farms in Faison, NC – local grower known internationally for it’s strawberries. We are planting the wonderful organic varieties Albion and Chandler. We’d like to thank Sonny Cottle, Wit, and Israel for their help.
Last thing – and it’s very exciting to us – we have ordered our Spring 2018 tomato crop from our friends at Banner Greenhouses. After a bit of consultation, we convinced the Banner folks to work their grafting magic on our favorite slicer variety “Trust,” as well as “Black Krim,” “Indigo Rose,” “Supersweet,” and “Sungold.” Above all other crops, the tomatoes and flowers are the most joyful to grow.
As always, those in the Wilmington area can come see us every Saturday from 9am to 2pm at Porches Cafe in River Bluffs at this location. Our little farmer’s market there is getting to be “not-so-little” and it’s a great joy for us to see our customers and CSA subscribers in person.