Week 8 of the Pekarek’s Produce CSA 2013

Dobry Den!

So as usual, there has been so much going on at the farm this week its almost difficult to know what to share with you.  Easily the most exciting activity was the new greenhouse.

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It started in the middle of last week.  Before we put the greenhouse up, we needed to level off a pad.  We had dirt delivered in a few loads and leveled off the area with the tractor.

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Then came the semi-truck.  It doesn’t look like as it comes off the truck, but these boxes (plus a few extra) and pieces are going to become our very first heated greenhouse.  Although the high tunnels have many benefits, the heat of a greenhouse gives us new potential.

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This greenhouse will be up in relatively short order as we intend to use it for winter production of strawberries.  We will be working with UNL to determine if it is economically viable to grow winter strawberries in Nebraska.  This means that we want to get our strawberries growing in the greenhouse around the first week of September.

And on another strawberry note, we planted 1200 strawberry plants on black plastic in the field for next year.

This week’s full share has:

  • Potatoes, Bell Peppers, Red Onions, Beets, Egg Plant, Kohlrabi, Tomatoes, Cucumbers

This week’s partial share has:

  • Potatoes, Bell Peppers, Red Onions, Carrots, Tomatoes, Cucumbers

As always, if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions send us an email or give us a jingle and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Your Farmers,

Ryan, Katie, and Crew

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