Chickering, Peacework Farm
Patience! Patience Ackerman
joined our farm crew on Monday. She just graduated from Eastern
University near Philadelphia. She will be with us until September
when she starts a Masters of Education program at Roberts. Her
fiance, Nick Trombley, is one of our newest CSA members. He is a
Canandaigua native and is helping to start New City Cafe in the
Beechwood neighborhood of Rochester.
beautiful! I finally got in to
the city to see Abundance’s new store. It is lovely! They are doing
an amazing job being open for business while still setting up the
store. They’ve dedicated a corner of the warehouse to the CSA , to
the left of the overhead door, around
the building from the main entrance.
They’ve also given us a large 3-door reach-in refrigerator to
use for next-day pick-up so we didn’t have to move our old walk-in
cooler. Within the next 2 weeks, our dedicated distribution
“captains” will set it all up and be ready to go by June 1. We’re
so pleased and grateful to Abundance for including us in their move!
warm-up. Last week, we had a
frost one night and were working in long-johns for most of the week.
We’re finally getting a mostly
rain-free warm-up this week
and the asparagus is beginning to come up. If it had been a warmer
spring, we might have had some pre-season asparagus available for
sale but not this year. We will need to cut and hold all of it for
your shares. We pick it daily, pack it upright in square containers with about an
inch of water in the bottom and store it in the farm cooler where it
keeps perfectly fresh. Yesterday, we harvested all of the
over-wintered leeks and stored them in the cooler. Like the
over-wintered carrots, they put on some nice growth in the spring but
will put up a flower head as the weather gets warm. With temperatures
in the eighties in the forecast, yesterday was perfect timing.