We hope that you are well. All of us at SHF (plants included) are pretty tired and thankful for some rain and decreasing temps! The guys have been working 70-80 hour weeks for quite some time now- but fortunately we were able to take a little extra time off with the rain. We hope that you get to virtually meet the team here at SHF in each month's farm newsletter. They are a terrific bunch of guys. Here's a video of all of us working together to harvest tomatoes.
Thanks to all the folks that opted for the half price "ugly" watermelons. There are 3 insects that are nearly impossible to deal with on on an organic farm- cucumber beetle, harlequin beetle, and flea beetle. Well shucks- there are 4- the corn earworm. But the cucumber beetle has been playing havoc this season on the watermelons. On hot days they enjoy hiding underneath the watermelon and eating a thin bite of the rind. Fortunately they do not damage the part that you eat.
Hopefully this next harvest of watermelons (from a different field) will have less damage.
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Best wishes, Farmer Ford