Farm News – August 22, 2016
Hello Everyone! So we have finally gotten some relief from the heat! The cold front brought us a small amount of rain as it moved in, a little more would have been welcome but at least there was no severe weather. The heat wave took a toll on our lettuce production, causing many varieties to bolt prematurely. We had to cut many heads at a very small size or lose them. You will receive 2 or possibly even 3 small heads of lettuce this week. The rest of the share is similar to recent weeks – lots of tomatoes, beans, peppers and eggplant.
We are coming to the end of the melon season, but there may be one more either this week or next. We have begun harvesting the “rattlesnake” pole beans; these are an heirloom variety that feature flat pod streaked with purple. They are very tender and sweet. The purple streaking becomes more pronounced as they set higher on the vine and receive more sun. They are quite productive over a long period, so you’ll be seeing them several times in the coming weeks.
The share for this week will be: Lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, potatoes, beets, choice of chard or arugula, leeks, beans, choice of an herb (parsley, garlic, chives, or flavored basil), and possibly a melon or watermelon.
Enjoy! Farmer John