We wouldn’t be from the Northwest if we didn’t obsess about the weather. It leads the nightly newscast and dominates conversation around the water cooler and, for the most part, our recreating revolves around it. Sun and warmth are a valuable commodity around these parts. And for good reason.
In the world of fruits and veggies, we know that the longer days mean we’re closer to the local season and snap peas, then carrots, then beans and then corn and tomatoes — all bursting with flavor and color and FRESH!
The concern of those who garden – whether in the backyard or for the farmers markets or for the Terra Organics boxes – is that it has been just too darn cold for anything to grow. Out at Tahoma Farms, our lettuce, kale, chard, spinach, salad mix, radishes — everything — is growing at a snail’s pace. And the onions, potatoes, beets, carrots and everything else that should have been planted last week needs the ground to dry out first. So mostly we’re playing the waiting game, and doing what we can during the sun breaks, hoping that things will turn any day now and the growing season will begin!
It’s not too late to sign-up for the 2nd Annual Community Garden Summit, this Saturday from 10am to 2pm, at Manitou Community Center (4806 South 66th St) in Tacoma.
There will be speakers, hands-on workshops about “square-food” gardening, composting, edible flowers and more, and lots of free plant starts and seeds for everyone.
It doesn’t matter if you garden in a Community Garden or in your backyard – this is a time to celebrate that we are all gardening together in community! The event is sponsored by Multicare and Regence, with in-kind contributions from us, Valhalla Coffee, Mad Hat Tea, L’Arche Farms, City of Tacoma – TAGRO, Edible Yard Company, Sustainable Tacoma Pierce and the Pierce County Gleaning Project.
A fabulous lunch and childcare will be provided (potty-trained only please).
Please RSVP here so that the coordinators are able to provide enough food and childcare.
Some of the great fruits and vegetables available for your Terra Organics order next week:
- Local Radishes at $2.25 per bunch
- Raspberries at $4.99 per clamshell
- Local, first of the season, Rhubarb at $4.75 per pound
- Local Cauliflower at $2.50 per head
We will also have all Bluebird Grains products discounted by $1.00 per package this upcoming week only! Now is a great time to try some of the pancake mix, pilaf, or breakfast blend.
Below is a preview of the standard box contents for next week.
If you have an order scheduled for this upcoming week, you will receive an email Saturday morning at 2am notifying you that the web store is open.
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The Terra Organics Team