this week at market {april 20}

april 20 market 2Hello from Pitchfork & Crow ~

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

  • Cabbage (overwintered red, green, and red/green savoy)
  • Celeriac
  • Collards
  • Cookin’ Greens
  • Fennel (baby!)
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Parsley
  • Potatoes (German Butterball, Blues & Fingerlings)
  • Purple Sprouting Broccoli
  • Radishes
  • Rapini (Cabbage, Collards, Kale!)
  • Rutabagas
  • Salad Turnips
  • Shallots
  • Spinach
  • Spring Bunching Onions
  • Sunchokes (aka Jerusalem Artichokes)
  • Winter Squash (Butternut & Delicata)

Thanks for another great day at Market last week!  It sure is easier to get back into the routine of Market days when we know we’ll get to see so many fantastic folks.  The weather people are spreading the rumor of good weather, so hopefully you won’t have to dodge through the Market between rain showers.  Yesterday we were able to get in the first transplanting of the season.  Hopefully we’ll have salad mix to share in a few weeks!  We’ve also been busy locating, buying, and attempting to register our new box truck this week.  Our trusty market van has been good to us, but we’re outgrowing it.  When loading the van became a game of “how tightly can we pack this thing” we knew something needed to change.  This is a big step for the farm.  Certainly an investment in farm efficiency, since the pull-out ramp will ease loading and unloading!  Tomorrow will be our first trip in the new truck with veggies, so please wish us luck!

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