Howdy folks! We hope you all had a lovely week and have enjoyed this unbelievably comfortable weather. We cannot remember a July when the working conditions were so darn nice! The plants are happy, your farmers are happy and it's been a great week to be out in the fields. With the mellow temperatures the greens have been cranking but the summer produce has slowed a little bit. There are a few cherry tomatoes starting to ripen with hopefully many more to follow. Cucumbers are forming, the eggplants are looking healthy and believe it or not--the second sowing of spring broccoli did not succumb to root maggot or gophers so you all have broccoli in your shares this week. We are stoked!
This week we wanted to give you all a heads up that our annual Rock the Harvest party is scheduled for Sunday, August 28th up at the farm. It's a thank you party we throw every year for our CSA members and local customers. It's a total blast--we'll have beer on tap and our favorite bluegrass band--The Greenneck Daredevils (check them out here) will be playing a live show right in the fields! We'll keep reminding you over the next few weeks but we wanted to give you all a heads up to mark your calendars.
The next few days on the farm we'll be prepping beds for more of the fall crops that need transplanting. The weeds are a growin' so we'll be dedicating a lot of time to pulling those suckers up this week too. The onion harvest is coming up and we are thrilled with the size and yield that it looks like we'll be getting this year. Fingers crossed!
Anyhow, we hope you all have a wonderful week and get to enjoy the summer bounty with your family and friends.
T & A
- Lettuce mix
- Garlic--the variety this week is Xian
- Turnips-- (Hakurei)
- Collard Greens
- Summer Squash/Zucchini