Updated: May 13
As we head from Spring into Summer the garden transitions to offer more warm-season fruits and vegetables. We dig up garlic bulbs and potatoes and replace them with our Summer crops of corn, tomatoes, squashes, and peppers. We still seem to be extra-busy cleaning up the last of the annual weeds that take over during our cool rainy period that proceeds this time of year.
Cherries start to turn color and get sweet in early May, but they get picked very quickly!
Other things we expect to have available for u-picking this time of year include the following: Elderflowers, green wild plums, a few strawberries, mints (chocolate, apple, and strawberry-flavored), horseradish roots and leaves, Greek oregano, lemon balm, German thyme, Greek mountain tea flower stems, nopales pads, young grape leaves, rau ram, garlics, potatoes, green onions, chives, lettuce, beets, kale, marshmallow leaves, calendula flowers and seed heads, arugula, komatsuna, rosemary, sweetheart pink roses, catnip, epazote, lavender flowers, asparagus, chamomile, wormwood, purslane, bay leaves, borage leaves and flowers, dandelion greens, and rhubarb.
Some of our apriums, and some plums and pluots come into their prime sweetness in about mid-June. Pakistan mulberries ripen over about a 3-week period starting the third week in May. Some years we have some red currants during this time as well.
As you can see from the extensive list, this is one of the most productive and interesting times of the year to visit the farm.
We are more than happy to give you a tour of the farm and let you pick to your heart's content. Here are some of the sights to behold during the months of May and June at Cloverfield Organic Farm:
There are also treasures to find in the shed, if you haven't over-filled your harvest basket already with fresh items. May we tempt you with our raw Cloverfield Honey, and Organic extra-virgin Black Point Olive Oil?
We hope your visit to our farm and garden inspires you and nourishes you. Hope to see you soon!