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Farm Happenings for August 20, 2019

Posted on August 16th, 2019 by Sarah Rider

This is just about the time on the farm when the first summer crops start to fade. The first planting of tomatoes is on its way out, while the second one is just kicking into gear. You should expect to see tomatoes in the share for several more weeks, though quantities will slowly decrease. 

Watermelons return this week! They're extra sweet and juicy, giving us at least one reason to love the heat of August...Another is sweet peppers! They are really cranking now, so if you're hoping to freeze some for the winter, check out the bulk box on the extras list. 

U-Pick update: Cherry tomatoes are off the list for now to allow more fruit to ripen! We expect them to return before the season ends. 

 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.

Bring bags and/or containers to hold your veggies (if you forget there are always some in the Farm Stand!). There are also clippers available in the Farm Stand for your use. Please leave your dogs at home. 

Herbs - chives, thyme, marjoram, lemon verbena, parsley - cut what you'll use!

Flowers - Sunflowers & more - pick a bouquet!

Hot Peppers - there are signs in the field explaining which varieties are ready for picking! - Jalapeno - pick green & crinkly; Serrano - pick green or red; Cayenne - pick green or red (best when red); Garden Salsa - pick green; Jersey Long Hots - pick green    --- Limit - a few handfuls of peppers.

Tomatillos - pick when the fruit fills out the husk! Be sure to look in between the leaves and low on the plants to find the ripest ones. ---No limit.

Basil - pick from the row right next to the cherry tomatoes. ---No limit.