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Farm Happenings for July 9, 2019

Posted on July 5th, 2019 by Sarah Rider

With almost a week of July under our belts we are seeing many crops just on the verge of big harvests. Sugar baby watermelons are on the edge of ripening, but they're a week or two away. The first planting of green beans is flowering and starting to fruit this week; we picked a few pounds of the very first red slicing tomatoes... Other crops that are starting to come in include eggplant, bell peppers, tomatillos & okra. Tomatillos and okra will likely be on the 'delivery extras' list, while green beans will be a u-pick option. In the next couple of weeks you will start to see some of these summer favorites (like eggplant & peppers) make an appearance on the CSA harvest list. And be sure your tomato recipes are handy because full-fledged tomato season will be here before we know it!

It is always so enjoyable to see the first crops come in each season. They are long-anticipated and cared for, as many of the seeds are started in winter months, when hot days seems so far away. Of course as with anything, they come quickly, and as soon as you blink you're lugging in basket after basket of eggplant! 

We invite you to share your favorite recipes & kitchen tips & tricks on the CSA Member Facebook Page. It's a great way to see how other members are using their veggies! Click HERE to join the group!

If you have a delivered share and would like to order chicken or beef, the best way to do so is through our online store

U-pick Update: 

Flying Plow U-pick hours: 

  • Tuesday through Friday: daylight hours
  • Saturday: sun-up to noon

The crop list and limits fluctuate through the week. Please visit the u-pick board in the farm stand to confirm limits, etc.  U-pick is exclusively for CSA members and limits are per share, not person picking. Please leave your dogs at home. 

Herbs - chives, oregano, thyme, marjoram, lemon verbena, parsley

Flowers - Sunflowers & more! 

Coming soon...

Green Beans (possibly the end of the week, by Friday 7/12) -- watch for an update on the Facebook page!