Catch-Up and a Brief Pause
It’s Saturday night and next week is shaping up to be a bit uncertain. Many of our plants that are slated for Farm Box harvest next week were planted in late December or early January, i.e., the shortest, darkest, dreariest days of the year.
Unfortunately, those chilly grey conditions don’t really give plants the best start. So sometimes, despite our best efforts, they are stunted and grow a little more slowly than their counterparts planted in brighter, warmer conditions.
All that to say: Our lettuces, salad greens, and veggies are too tiny to harvest.
And the way Farm Boxes work is that we have to feel really, really confident on Saturday evening about what will be ready to harvest late on Wednesday or early Thursday. And we’re not feeling that kind of confidence.
Though this week’s sunnier forecast might turn things around, we’re afraid we will get to the end of the week and have nothing ready to harvest. So the safest option for us, and for your expectations, is for us to take a week off from farm boxes. To give our veggies a week to catch up.
The last thing we want to do is over estimate our harvest, take your money, and then reach the end of the week and not have enough veggies to fill your orders. (A customer service disaster and one of Kikki’s worst nightmares).
We anticipate that the greenhouse will be caught up by the first week of March, and we plan to re-open the webstore on Sunday February 28th. It may take the garden an extra week or two to fully recover from winter, so things may be slow-ish for a few weeks. But please bear with us while we await Spring’s bountiful harvest followed by a delicious Summer season.
We apologize for any inconvenience next week and look forward to being back in your kitchens March 4th-6th!!