This page will contain the Magney Legacy Ridge Farm Weekly Newsletter.
This week’s Preassembled Bag will contain Spring Mix, Muir Head Lettuce, 2 bunches of Kale, Radishes, and Baby Beets. Orders may now be placed on the online market at: https://magneyfarm.locallygrown.net/market
Early Saturday morning, parts of Western Kentucky received what might be called a ‘Black Swan Frost.’ In addition to being a great film, ‘Black Swan’ refers to an event that is so statistically unlikely that it comes as a surprise and does not enter one’s ordinary planning process. According to WPSD, the yearly chance of a frost/freeze event occurring as late as May 9 are under 2%. Likewise, this forecast was the topic of much anxiety amongst the farm team on Friday, as the greenhouse heaters and frost cloth had already been put away for storage. Ultimately it was decided to be safe rather than sorry and family members rallied to protect vulnerable crops to the full extent of the farm’s capabilities.
As the temperatures warmed with sunrise Saturday, crops appear to have been safe from freezing. Sometimes it takes some time for frost nipping to become apparent, but we do not expect to outright lose any crops due to the precautions that were taken. This is a year where food security is too important to take chances on the weather.
With that behind us, the farm is moving forward. This week, the last of the summer vegetable tunnel plantings are scheduled to finish up, and outdoor plantings will continue. Plant training is beginning to ramp up, as tomatoes and cucumbers have started to blossom and require trellising. We are not quite there yet, but we’re getting closer to the start of our bold summer vegetables. There are so many exciting things in the ground, we cannot wait to share them with you.
As always, we are grateful for your support. It is providing for you, our community, that keeps us motivated. Though fate may cast its tribulations, we work hard and do our best to weather them. Thank you, for being with us on this journey.
The Magney Legacy Ridge Farm Team