The seasonal parade of vegetables involves some, like arugula, that strut early in the procession, then take a bow, but bounce back on stage here and there across the year. Others, like tomatoes, come on late and have only one go at it, but boy are they showy.
Many of this season’s veggies so far are the kind that pop up between April and November — greens, turnips, radishes. Our fruiting vegetables, like those showy tomatoes as well as peppers, eggplant and more, haven’t yet been planted, but the starts are strong, and waiting to get into the ground. Check out just a glimpse of our tomato starts, parked on a picnic table at the farm while we get ready to plant.
Others, like fava beans and peas, are rising in the fields now, but not ready for harvest. Soon, though! We love walking the fields every day and reviewing the status of the parade’s players.
Meanwhile, the sheep now spend their days in a field atop a hill, capped by trees including a majestic cottonwood. We rotate sheep throughout the season, moving them from pasture to pasture for fresh things to eat. Their current home is awfully bucolic. Life is good on Black Cat Farm.
We hope to see you on Saturday at the Market, and all weekend in the restaurants!
The Market Cornucopia
Hakurei turnips · Magenta turnips · Spring onions · Red and white radishes · Edible flowers: arugula, kale, radish · Parsley · Chives · Siberian kale · Red Russian kale · Chard · Spinach · Mixed salad greens · Butter lettuce · Red Romain · Claytonia · Mizuna · Radish greens · Tatsoi · Osaka purple
Black Cat Frozen Farm-Grown Dishes
Green mole · Pork green chile · Pork vegetable stew · Pork rillettes
Black Cat Charcuterie
Cotechino Modena sausage · Ken’s Italian Cajun Sausage · Breakfast sausage · Bacon
Black Cat Heritage-Breed Pork & Lamb Raised on Organic Pastures
All cuts of lamb · All cuts of pork
Sheepskins (via order form) · Tallow candle