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Farm Happenings for Week of August 11, 2020

Posted on August 5th, 2020 by Neil Stauffer

August is the month. The height of the local growing season. The most produce available, the biggest harvests, the longest work hours, the most exhaustion for our farmers. But it's worth it as they pull in cases of tomatoes and bins of melons and sacks of sweet corn. This is what they dreamed about all winter long. It's here. It's now. Pictured above is Country View Farm. Home to Rudy and Silvia in the Clarion River community.

NEW ITEMS This week we have sweet corn, fingerling potatoes, savoy cabbage, poblano peppers, red slicing tomatoes, and a personal favorite of mine--ground cherries. These odd-ball fruits (known by other names as well) are a true one of a kind. If you haven't had them before, you owe it to yourself to give them a try. Kind of pineapple, kind of tomato. Try it and see what you think (don't eat the husk). We also added 1/2 gallons of buttermilk to the list this week. Some of you have requested it, and we are glad to try it out.

CANNING By request, some have also asked for the option to buy in bulk for some items. This week, in the Extras section of the customization process, you can buy cases of roma paste tomatoes or yellow freestone peaches. We hope this appeals to the canning crowd among us.

CHEESE SHARE Hootenanny: A goat’s milk Gouda cheese made from spring and summer milk. Supple with notes of hickory nuts and wild flowers within a beautiful cream wax rind. Pairs well with crisp white wine or an amber ale.

Recent Hootenanny Awards:

1st place: Goat’s Milk Cheese
2nd Place: Semi-Hard Goat Cheese
2nd Place: Best Of Show
Enjoy the summer bounty, and please stay safe out there.
--Neil Stauffer, on behalf of the Harvie Farms crew