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Farm Happenings for August 5, 2020

Posted on August 1st, 2020 by Ben Sayler

Greetings from the farm!

   PLEASE CUSTOMIZE YOUR SHARE FOR THE BEST EXPERIENCE! If you need help customizing, please refer to the help docs on Harvie University or contact Ben.

  This past week we worked during the morning harvesting vegetables, the afternoons cleaning, sorting, and packing, and the evenings planting. It was very hot and sunny which is very stressful for baby transplants (and us!) in the field. To give them a little relief and increase chances of survival from the extreme weather, we planted in the evening when the temperatures are dropping to give them overnight to settle in before the heat returned the next day. Most of them looked dead by 4 pm the next day, but popped back up by the next morning. We ended up with around a 95% survival rate which is excellent considering the circumstances. Those that did not make it will be 'back-planted' this week. This is when we go through each bed of plants, pull out the dead ones and put new ones in their place. We always order extra plants just in case we need them. We planted beets, spinach, kohlrabi, lettuce, cabbage, kale, chard, collards, broccoli, and cauliflower. Next week we are planting more lettuce, kohlrabi, spinach, broccoli, and cauliflower. Radishes, arugula, turnips, and salad greens will also be seeded soon. Get excited for fall!!!

Many new items on the menu this week. Please use the swap and add-on features to customize your box to get exactly what you want and will use.

Extras this week include:

all fruits and vegetables

bulk tomatoes-first and seconds

San Marzano tomatoes

bulk seconds beets (have bite marks from voles)

vinegar and olive oil



cow and goat cheese

If you would like any other items in bulk to preserve for winter enjoyment-please contact us. We can order extra fruit from the orchards for you and usually can accommodate special request for bulk veggies with advanced notice.

Happy eating,

The Sayler Family and Crew of Pleasant Hill Produce