Farm News July 18/2022

We’ll have the following veggies this week:

Lettuce, spinach, chard, kale, carrots, beets, turnips, kohlrabi, cucumber, zucchini, cabbage, broccolini, dill, parsley, cilantro, basil, green onion, garlic scapes.

On the farm this week:

It’s been pleasantly warm this week. and the cucumbers and zucchinis have reallyh started producing!. This is the time of year where some of the extra perks of being a CSA member start to happen (but only if you like having more zucchinni than you know what to do with. Otherwise this is when you start wondering why you ever joined a CSA). Because when we have more than we know what to do with, we just have a ‘help yourself’ bin and we’ll probably have that this week for cucumbers and zucchinni. You can always grate zucchinni and freeze it to make zucchinii bread in the winter. And you can always just keep eating the cucumbers until they’re all gone. I personally eat several cucumbers a week; so if I were a fmaily of four I’d be eating 20-30 a week!

Here’s Sarah in her jacket and sweater harvesting cucumbers and zucchini! (Ok I’m reusing an a picture from a few weeks ago).

This is also the time of year when the bins start really heavy. Each week the bins get heavier and heavier, but that’s ok because we also get stronger and stronger each week. Here’s Sandra, soaking wet and covered in mud, hauling some heavy bins of cabbage out of the field. And in the backround behind Sandra is Dylan. The Dylan update this week is that he’s walking less funny this week. So I think he’s adapting.

We got rained on again this morning, but it was refreshing after the heat yesterday! So far we have gotten rain every week and not had to water the garden once this year! (other than just after planting)

Also, I have not seen a single cabbage moth (until today). So that means this week we will be covering up all the remaining broccoli, kale, brussels sprouts etc so that you don’t get any worms in them (hopefully). Each year I usually wait until the cabbage moths have laid all their eggs, then I cover the fall broccoli and trap the worms all inside which seems to make it way worse than if I hadn’t covered it at all. So, hopefully if I don’t do that again this year…

And finally, someone I never mention is Michelle! Michelle does the markets and deliveries. She has many talents, including directing film and theatre and being in the fufu chi chi choir. Here she is way back at the first market in June:

That’s it for this week

See you soon,

Jonathan, Sarah, Irina, Sandra, Morgan, Tessa, Dylan and Michelle.