After an unusually warm and dry late winter we had a cool, foggy, and windy spring without any heatwaves. In the past several seasons I’ve been here, there have always been little episodes of summer-like heat as early as March, but we haven’t had anything of the sort. The el nino pattern has been strengthening so that could be a factor. Climate change in general could also be speeding up our regular rhythms as well. Maybe the weather we got in February was actually our spring and we jumped straight to the “June Gloom” a lot earlier. Everything has been really thriving in these mild temperatures.
Production and harvest volume is at an all time high, which is made possible by a wonderful farm team and very slow and incremental improvement through trial and error, learning from past mistakes, and being able to have the richness of perspective from very talented people. We are currently supplying the Sebastopol and Santa Rosa Original Farmers Markets as well as local and city restaurants.