Dear Upinngil Patron,
Happy Mother’s Day! With two children under three (and under foot), we love our mother’s for all they do. Share some Upinngil love with your mother. We have new, stunning variety of petunia called Raspberry Ice (see photo below). For those of you excited about the start of our pick-you-own strawberries, this twice monthly newsletter is the first place where we will announce the opening day of pick-your-own Strawberries. We have already received a number requests to know when the Strawberry season will start. We love the excitement and enthusiasm and our best guess at the moment is the middle of June. Stay tuned!
A mama hen with her chicks patrols the Upinngil back yard
For our die hard fans of the Upinngil premium salad mix, we will be harvesting our first batch of Spring Salad Mix this Saturday. The first cutting is particularly tender and succulent. You will be able find it, washed and bagged, in the milk fridge by 1pm on Saturday.
Mother’s Day ideas from Upinngil:
Hanging Baskets (continue to grow and blossom throughout the summer, sending out a cascade of flowers)
Bee Balm (made by Upinngil: sunflower oil, beeswax, and water, no fragrances, no preservatives)
A Farm Stand CSA Share (see attached Flier for details)
Ceramics made by Upinngil’s resident artist Isaac Bingham
What’s on the Farm Stand this weekend:
If you’ve purchased your CSA share you can use your Upinngil swipe card with it’s built in 20% discount for any and all Upinngil produce, vegetable, and flower starts. If you haven’t yet purchased your CSA share, come on in and we’ll get you signed up.
Parsley, Mint, Basil
Rosemary, Oregano, Sage
Savory, Chives, Catmint, Lavender
What to Look Forward to
Our premium salad mix will once again become a regular part of the weekly harvest. The plan is to harvest on Tuesdays and Fridays, starting next week, after our first harvest this Saturday. Our Sungold Cherry tomatoes plants are looking great, while the earliest tomatoes are still several weeks off, it looks like we may have our Sungold tomatoes ready by strawberry season, a first!
Please don’t hesitate to email or call with questions. Throughout the week we post breaking news on the right hand side of the website: the latest baked goods fresh out of the oven or salad mix fresh out of the Hoop House.
We look forward to seeing you in the coming week,
The Upinngil Crew