February Update 2/20/19
With the warmer weather we've had lately the plants have done some serious growing! Most things are still not fully mature but we're beginning to see an increase in what we can harvest. For some early glimpses of Spring follow us on Facebook and Instagram!
In the Field: The plants in the tunnels have really benefited from the warmer days as well as the protection from the rain. The spinach and chard are approaching harvest stage, while the beets are getting bigger. In our DIY tunnel we're harvesting several different kinds of greens as well as some lovely radishes. The lettuce that was planted between the tunnels is starting to be ready as well. Right now the amounts we are harvesting of most crops are small, but we're looking forward to a steady increase as we move into March!
In the Greenhouse: The amount of plants in the greenhouse are increasing faster than we are setting them out in anticipation of Spring. The lettuce is now ready for planting in the second high tunnel, while we've got twice as many smaller lettuce plants started to plant in the field behind those. We've also started a variety of herbs in trays so that they'll be large enough to go into the field with the end of the cooler weather.
The ICI: This Thursday, Feb. 21st we will NOT be at The International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach at Market Common. The following week we'll be back on the regular schedule of Thursday afternoons from 1:00-6:00.
The selection of produce varies from week to week, depending on how things are growing. As the crops in the tunnels continue to mature and the lettuce and onions in the field get larger we'll have more and more to bring! We also have expanded our selection of All Natural, Non-GMO grits, cornmeal, and Carolina Gold rice from Geechie Boy Mill in SC.
Our Farm Market: We're looking forward to RE-OPENING our Farm Market, most likely sometime in March. The weather and how the crops grow during the next few weeks will have a lot to do with exactly when we open.