this week at market {april 6}

april farm collage2

Hello from Pitchfork & Crow ~

We’re harvesting for the first Salem Saturday Market of 2013!  Here’s a selection of what we’ll be bringing to market:

  • Cabbage (overwintered red and red/green savoy)
  • Celeriac
  • Collards
  • Cooking Greens
  • Garlic
  • Leeks
  • Potatoes (German Butterball & Fingerlings)
  • Purple Sprouting Broccoli
  • Radishes
  • Rapini (Cabbage, Collards, Kale!)
  • Rutabagas
  • Salad Turnips
  • Spinach
  • Sunchokes (aka Jerusalem Artichokes)
  • Winter Squash (Butternut & Delicata)

It’s the first weekend in April and we’re excited to celebrate the re-opening of the Salem Saturday Market!  Thanks to a mild winter and good on-farm storage, our booth will be stocked with a nice selection of storage crops and overwintered veggies.  This is the time to enjoy the tasty spring shoots of the overwintered brassicas and we’ll have cabbage, collard, and kale rapini tomorrow!  We’ll also be sharing lovely overwintered collards and cabbage and are happy to be bringing some staple root crops including sunchokes and potatoes.

The start of the market season makes it official: the 2013 growing season is really upon us.  As you may recall, we finally bought the farm last August.  Even though this will be our third spring on this land, it’s our first spring as farm owners!  We’ve been hard at work this winter removing the two acres of unproductive cane berries that were just acting as a weed seed bank and thinning the overcrowded fruit orchards.  We also recently finished putting up a new field house for our tomatoes to live in this year.  We’re looking forward to a fun and productive season as we settle into this land!

We hope to see you Saturday sometime between 9am and 3pm.  You can find us at the Salem Saturday Market near the intersection of Winter and Union streets in downtown Salem.

Carri Heisler and Jeff Bramlett