Well there is hope always! We got a second rain this past Sunday, not a lot but a little and it has put off irrigation for another few days except on new seedings. The winter planting that I talked about last week has had great germination on the beets, we are still waiting on carrots....& today we are seeding the winter radish and turnips! Hoping for an afternoon rain to top off the day, we shall see...
The variety of veggies is increasing, the beets pictured above will probably be available in a small amount for shares in next weeks basket, and I am anticipating carrots next week as well! The watermelons are starting to ripen and so are the tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants! We have the first green beans of the season in this coming weeks basket, as well as cucumbers & hakurai turnips, and garlic! It is exciting to have the diversity expand, better late then never!
IF anyone wants to come out and help with weeding you are more then welcome to join the crew for a day of great exercise and an experience that will increase your respect for how food is grown and what the staff and myself do on a day to day basis to keep food on your table!
It has been noted that a few things (ie.broccoli & some lettuce) where a little bitter the past week, and I will be monitoring more closely the flavors that are occurring with the heat stress! A certain amount is expected but some I believe where to strong and I didn't catch the issue as not everyone tastes bitter that is harvesting. Apologize for any inconvenience and with the cooler weather and a little rain hoping this becomes a none issue!
On another note Colin is making a run to Palantine Fruits & Roses, to get peaches, plums, apricots, and cherries. These are not certified organic, they are low spray, and use Neems oil. I am adding them as extras for purchase if you are interested in any! I stock my freezer with these frozen fruit for winter enjoyment. Orders arrive on farm Tuesday, July 28th after 2pm! We can keep them a little in our refrigerators but not to long as they are picked tree ripe! So if ordering plan on grabbing them preferably the Tuesday afternoon when they arrive!
Cheers your farmer, Jess
"Putting the Culture Back in Agriculture!"