Preparing for the end of a season can be stressful, wondering if you have enough crops to fill the boxes, wondering if the crops you planted will survive and produce at the necessary rates, but amidst all of this anxiety there is also a lot of hope and joy. I love every Tuesday when I get to walk around the farm and take a close look at all of our crops and evaluate how things are progressing. Today I thoroughly enjoyed my time with our corn and watermelon plot. Watching longer term crops like corn and watermelon grow over time and begin to produce is always exciting, especially when things are healthy and abundant. These two crops will play an integral role in carrying us through the end of the season and it's a good feeling to see when things are going well. The first sunflower to bloom in the field also seems to be enjoying the view (see image above).
As fruit season in the orchard is beginning to slow down, it's important that we have a strong set of additional produce to put in the boxes. Things to look forward to for the remainder of the season include a new variety of watermelon, corn, onions, and canary melons, so even though some of the fruit production in our orchard is lessening, we still have a good variety and abundance of things to look forward to. A great reminder to always keep looking to the future :)
We hope everyone has a healthy and happy week and we look forward to seeing you all this weekend!
Elizabeth and the Farm Crew