Farm news, June 25/2018

Happy beginning of summer everyone! We’ll have the following veggies this week: lettuce, spinach, chard, kale, bok choi, arugula, radish, turnips, baby beets, broccolini, broccoli, sugar snap peas, kohlrabi, dill, cilantro, parsley, basil, green onions. The peas are sugar snap peas and before you shell them – the pods are edible.  Also, we’re almost done the broccolini and I really recommend trying it – the stem is tender and sweet  and you eat the whole plant, including the leaves if you want.

On the farm this week:

Well I summer has officially begun and now that solstice is over now and that means summer is coming to an end.  What I was wondering about is why do the days keep getting hotter in July if they’re getting shorter? Today was the first pea picking marathon  and picking peas is everybody’s favorite job.!  Don’t they look happy? I’m not going to put up the picture taken 4 hours later.. With the beets  it’s a 2 for one deal: Beet greens and baby beets.  Sarah was promoted this week to washing and Renae was promoted to pea picking.  It’s also going to be Kelsey’s last week here.  She’s moving on and going to B.C soon,  so Lance is getting a promotion to work the market and Irina from last year will be coming back next and getting a promotion right away.  Everyone got a promotion this week! So far I don’t have any pictures of creepy insects to put up, though at least few times a day I hear a shriek coming from across the field whenever Renae picks something up with a spider on it that is supposedly as big as her hand.  We do have this interesting bird though that laid it’s eggs right in middle of our fall cabbage patch.  I’m guessing there are less stressful places to lay an egg, especially on the days like this one when we’re working just a few feet away from it.   I don’t know which is more stressed out – this bird or the Robin that has it’s nest in the rafters just above where the lawnmower is parked (It’s a loud lawnmower).  Whoever knows what kind of bird this is wins a free kohlrabi! I think it might be a tiny chicken. That’s it for this week. See you soon! Jonathan, Sarah, Lance, Kelsey and Renae