Coverdale CSA

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By Dan O’Brien, Community Supported Agriculture Farmer

Spring is finally here and things are finally starting to get rolling at the CSA at Coverdale Farm.

Creating the special planting rows for the vegetables takes time, a tractor, and teamwork.

Creating the special planting rows for the vegetables takes time, a tractor, and teamwork.

Over the past few weeks the CSA team has done loads of preparation in the field to get ready for all of the planting that is happening. So far we have planted over 12,000 onions, almost 2,000 brassica plants like kale and cabbage, and today we just planted over 300 tomatoes in our high tunnel house.

Rows of soil all prepped and planted with potatoes.

Rows of soil all prepped and planted with potatoes.

Also, we planted 500 pounds of potatoes and have direct seeded beets, carrots, two types of peas, two types of spinach, and arugula.

Vegetables planted inside the greenhouse will soon be transplanted outdoors into the fields.

Vegetables planted inside the greenhouse will soon be transplanted outdoors into the fields.

We have lots of little seedlings growing in our propagation house and plenty of summer crops that will be planted over the next few weeks once the threat of frost has passed. Just today I set up all of our fertigation systems that injects our soluble organic fertilizer into the micro-irrigation lines. This system helps get the nutrients that the plants need to grow directly to the root system without much runoff or evaporation loss.

New baby piglets will be growing up quickly at Coverdale!

New baby piglets will be growing up quickly at Coverdale!

Finally, our pig here at Coverdale Farm has just given birth to 12 new piglets!

All in all, there are some pretty cool things happening here at the CSA at Coverdale Farm. Make sure to stop by the CSA next time you are here at the farm so we can show you what’s growing.  Finally, remember to eat more vegetables!

Farmer Dan

There are still spaces left if you would like a share in the Coverdale Farm Community Supported Agriculture program.  Sign up, and then once our season starts, pick up your vegetables each week at Coverdale.  Grown locally, so you can eat locally!  For more information, please click here or call (302) 239-2334 ext. 134.