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What's Ready for U-Picking in May

Warm sunny days are here and Summer fruits and vegetables are soon going to be ready for harvest. Come visit Cloverfield Organic Farm on any Friday, Saturday, or Sunday from noon to five to fill a harvest basket with u-picked produce, to select organic potted plants to grow in your own garden, and to enjoy the beautiful outdoors.

Delicious fresh items that are ready for u-picking during the month of May include several fresh herbs: apple mint, chocolate mint, strawberry mint, cilantro, Greek mountain tea, Greek oregano, lemon balm, chamomile, sage, thyme, garlic chives, bay leaves, Kaffir lime leaves, parsley, rau ram, catnip, wormwood, epazote, ginger root, ashwagandha, nettles, and sage.

Vegetables that are ready in the garden in May include lettuce, Swiss chard, fennel, green onions, celery, beets, mustard greens, fava beans, spinach, and snap peas. Edible flowers include roses, violas, calendulas, borage, English lavender, and elderflowers.

Garlics begin to fully ripen and form their bulbs in May, but they can be picked early while still green to use as fresh Spring garlic.

Fruits we expect to be ripe for u-picking in May include a few strawberries and sweet cherries. Wild green plums can be picked to make chutney or plum relish.

Come visit us at 501 La Paloma Rd., El Sobrante.

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