Farm news, June 22/2020

We’ll have the following veggies at pick up this week:

Lettuce, spinach, chard, kale, arugula/mustard mix, bok choi, zucchini/cucumber, pea shoots, radish, turnip, green onions, dill, cilantro, parsley

On the farm this week:

We got some very much needed rain last week! And then this weekend we got some very much not needed anymore rain. But it was on a Saturday night again so the timing couldn’t have been better and it’s going to be nice to take a break from waking up in the middle of the night wondering if I remembered to turn the sprinklers off ( I actually fell asleep with the sprinklers on once this spring and have been sleeping with 2 eyes open looking at the sprinklers ever since).

We’ve finally uncovered all of our brassicas as the flea beetles seem to have left after overstaying they’re welcome by about 3 weeks. We usually uncover our brassicas the week before harvest because by then the flea beetles are gone and the plants are big and healthy. This spring being so cold, the flea beetles came out later than normal – just after we uncovered everything! They need to understand we have a schedule! So we covered back up a few things. But now it seems the flea beetles are finally gone… until August and I’ll be super annoyed if they change their schedule for that visit.

Here’s Irina and Kelsey in the kale which is one of the flea beetles favorites!

We’ll have our first fruit of the summer this week: zucchini. The zucchinis are just starting to produce, but there’ll be enough to offer it as a choice at least. Whoever guessed that last weeks flower was a zucchini flower guessed correct and we’ll have your extra zucchini next week

And here is a picture of the one of my worst ideas yet : putting a sail in between each row of zucchinis in our windiest spring yet.

Well that’s it for this week.

See you Soon!

Jonathan, Sarah, Irina, Kelsey, Devan, Michelle and Amy