Jun 10 2010 03:34 pm
Dear CSA and Friends of Shalom Orchard, What a different Spring this has been! All of my Spring markers showed up about three weeks early. Our apple bloom was fully two weeks early. It throws off farmers usual calculations for such things as when certain bugs appear and spray schedules for scab in the apples.
We have had some staffing changes, with some apprentices finding this not to be what they expected and others coming on board. We have very good folks helping out and several WWOOFers (Willing Workers on Organic Farms) joining us throughout the season. Planting is on schedule!
All of this is especially amazing as I ended up in the hospital for 12 days due to a serious infection in my leg. I just got out on Sunday, and at this time, I am managing the farm from a wheel chair. Everyone carried on and I am so grateful for their extra work!
At this time, we anticipate the first pickup on June 30. This could change depending upon the weather. I will be sending out another email in a week or 10 days with all the details.
We hope all of you are enjoying Spring! We look forward to seeing old friends and welcoming new ones! Thank you, Charlotte