The weather has been brutal the last 2 weeks and it looks like we are going to get the same extreme high temps again this week! All the plants are showing stress especially the tomatoes in the high tunnels.
On a good note Randle Farm is harvesting organically grown sweet corn this week and the blueberries have finally started to ripen at Shady Grove Road Blueberry Patch in Tuskegee, both will be part of the offering for this weeks share. SGRBP also grows Moringa trees in their high tunnels. Moringa is native to Indian but SGRBP have been successfully growing them for a few years. You may have seen them in powder form at the grocery store because they contain a variety of proteins, vitamins and minerals. Its also harvest season for their fresh leaves that taste slightly bitter with earthy undertones. They will be part of extras available this week along with Brother's Bee Coffee Roasters new coffee variety from a small sustainable community farm in El Salvador with a medium roast, mild acidity, notes of cocoa powder, roasted almonds, and stone fruit.
We are so blessed to have these wonderful local sources for produce and other commodities!
Thank you for being a part of our farm family and have a wonderful week!
Jim, Sheila, Andy, Nicki and Kassie