Monday, March 19, 2012


On Sunday, March 18 the rapid pace of seeding continued. Various varieties of lettuce, kohlrabi, escarole, celtuce, kale, and Swiss chard were seeded. To give a sense of what was accomplished, 24 flats of kale alone were seeded. Good conversation, good music playing, some periods of silence, and generally pleasant weather made for a very enjoyable day.

One other thing. In case you were wondering, celtuce, also known as stem lettuce, is a form of lettuce that is grown primarily for its thick stem and used as a vegetable. It is crisp, moist, and mildly flavored. It is typically prepared by slicing and then stir frying with more strongly flavored ingredients. (Wikipedia) The celtuce that David grew last year was used by the Princeton restaurant, Elements. The hope this season is to bring some to the markets in addition to providing some for Elements.

What follows are three pictures that hopefully conveys how quickly the greenhouse fills up. The best way to get a sense of how the greenhouse is filling up is to compare these pictures with the pictures that were in the preceding post.

All associated with Z Food Farm are excited by the start of the season and anticipation is running high for the onset of markets in a little over two months time. Looking forward to seeing you at the farm, in New York and Philadelphia.

Peace and healthy eating to all.

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