*REMEMBER your TOMATOES - in separate paper bags, with names, in white crates. Bright pink sign is on crate saying "LOOK! Collect your Tomatoes!" (This is because refrigerating them compromises texture and flavor, and so we don't refrigerate them with the green boxes.)*
We never know what the weather has in store for us, and so we often describe farming as Professional Gambling, albeit agrarian style. We are so grateful that the weather so far this season has been favorable. Easy weather alone doesn't make a farm, as soil is the foundation that drives everything else (except weather). We have been investing in the improvement of the soil on our farm for the past 11 years and it feels wonderful to see the results as improvement in plant health incrementally each year. But weather is the wild card that can sometimes dominate and make soil health appear irrelevant. We feel as if we are always kneeling humbly before the forces of weather and gambling based on this unknown variable.
So - Spring 2020 is now behind us. The weather was kind. And now we march headlong into summer, prostrating before the weather gods and begging for the weather to continue this gift to us. We hope this image of your farmers provides some humor as we begin July which serves as the start of the hardest two months on the farm each year. The eating is so delicious that it's always worth it!
Farm Share logistics reminders:
- When you arrive at pick up: Find the bin with your name, take the contents, and leave us the empty green bin.
Check your label for any circled items that will be separate from the bag. (Ie: Tomatoes, Bread, Flowers.) Collect those items.
Blessings on your meals, and wash your hands often ~