Farm Update – August 12, 2017

This week has left us very hopeful and committed to moving on and up. After a month off (not really), there are many fall crops growing in their short growing seasons. Radishes, pac chois, beans, turnips and salad turnips, daikon radishes, kohlrabi, broccoli, carrots, beets, lettuces, mustards and mizunas. And yes, spinach! Fall crops thrive in the cooler growing season. It’s also a time to more easily manage weeds. And it’s drier. We can easily water. The tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, like everyone else’s are slow to kick in this year, but they’re coming along. Garlic is stored and awesome. You’ll be getting one each week as long as they last. The Mirai sweet corn is newly ripened and we’ll be picking daily and keeping your dozen in the cooler. It does keep in the refrigerator nearly a week without becoming starchy.

Our farmer friends have also been very supportive. The word has gotten around that we lost our root crops. We now have, from organic friends, their extra beets, carrots, and onions, and I anticipate additional support as the farmer’s markets slow down as they do each year. Maybe fall cabbages and the last of their zucchini and cucumbers? We’ll share as they come in.

There is really not much to actually pick. Get your beans from Garden 1, your kale and Swiss chard from Garden 4, and maybe some raspberries from Garden 2. There are “skeeters” out there. We still need to get the major potato crop in. They grew slowly in the wet ground.
We’’ll see…..

We managed to get in a great honey harvest! There are 1#, 3#, and beautiful 4# jars on the shelf by the refrigerator. ($7, $20, and $30. And there are still eggs, ground beef, and ask about beef boxes. We can get you one with about 25# grass-fed, pasture raised beef with no antibiotics for $200.00. Just let us know your favorite types of steaks.