Farm news, Aug 25

In your box this week:

CSa’ers will have a choice among: lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, beets, peppers, zucchini, onions, eggplant, canteloupe, corn, dill, cilantro, parsley, basil and scallions.

The corn is bulky, so you may want to bring an extra bag

On the farm this week:

More heat, more sweat, and more mosquitos.  Fortunately I have a get up that takes care of it all at once ( no it’s not spandex).  We got a good turnout of spandex wearers last week though which was great to see!  This week anyone who wears a t-shirt on their head for a sweat band gets an extra pound of tomatoes.

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Canola harvest is almost done now.  If you’re wondering how this concerns you, it means millions of acres ( didn’t actually count) of flea beetles have just lost their dinner and have come to check out the broccoli.    When I walk through the broccoli now it grosses me out a bit, as I end up coated with flea beetles that have stuck to my sweat with a few mouthfuls of flea beetles also  (they don’t taste bad I’ve discovered).   The broccoli looks like it’s going to be fine, and I planted it a little earlier this year so that it would be big and healthy by the time the canola harvest happened.

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Finally, we pulled up the storage onions this week to start curing them – and there’s a lot of them!   In between the beds of onions and beside them we’re growing more green manure.

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That’s it for this week.  See you soon!

Jonathan, Nicole and Sarah

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