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Farm Happenings for June 1, 2021

Posted on May 28th, 2021 by John Zilnicki

Happy Memorial Day to you and yours!  Also, June is here!! I'm not sure how its June already but I'll take it.  I'd like to take responsibility for all this rain this weekend.  I've been preforming rain dances every night for the last 2 weeks, and well, they are paying off!  Yes, your bbq might be damp, but us farmers are smiling from ear to ear.  

This week we have some more amazing tomatoes from Wickham's farm.  We also have arugula from Deer Run Farms, and rhubarb from Briemere farm.  I will try my best to have strawberries in this weeks boxes.  With our extremely dry weather, the plants have struggled to produce sizable fruit.  This rain is at the right time for strawberries, where its not to much rain and ruin the whole season, but right in the beginning to give the strawberries the proper water content for nice juicy strawberries.  If the picking doesn't look good Monday we will be subbing out.  

North Fork Seafood is coming through with some amazing seafood as usual.  They have got their hands on some black sea bass ( a favorite of ours), as well as oysters from Orient Point.  Also, even though it is out of our Long Island region, Northfork Seafoods partners have got their hands on some New York State Steelhead Salmon.  From going to college upstate, and fishing many rivers and lakes in central NY, I feel compelled to offer some NYS Salmon.  Its as real as it gets, and helps supports our NYS fisheries.  Northfork Seafood has also opened up a pop up store in Greenport and I will attach the link HERE

I'd like to give a special shoutout to our dear friends, and fellow CSA members for Opening a winery in Jamesport .  Its awesome to see the transformation of their project and I will attach some info for you to check it out. 

Lastly, I hope you take some time this weekend to stop and reflect and give true thanks to all that have and continue to serve this amazing country we call home.  My grandfather served in the Korean War and I always wonder what it would have been like to walk in his shoes.  Even though we have gone through a global pandemic, our lives are still way easier then our past relatives lives.  I remind myself often that in the grand scheme of things, to be grateful for what we have and that life isn't as serious as we make it out to be.

Enjoy your weekend (sorry about the rain again) and enjoy your yummy box of goodies!

Your Farmer,