Farm News – July 18, 2022

Circle Brook Farm
Circle Brook Farm

Hi Folks, So, we have received some much-needed rain and are expecting more on Monday evening. Thus far we have not experienced the high winds or hail often associated with these summer storms. This will enable us to get back on our planting schedule and relieve us, at least temporarily, from the task of moving the sprinklers around the fields. We are still waiting to see whether my recent planting of carrots will germinate sufficiently to merit care or will need to be abandoned. Carrots sprout and grow very slowly and require extensive hand weeding. If there are not enough plants present in each row, it is not worth the effort, and I will need to replant.

I am sure that most of you will be happy to hear that the tomatoes have begun to ripen more prolifically. There will be a few in this week’s share- either a pint of cherry tomatoes or a few regular slicing tomatoes. Tomatoes will become more abundant with each passing week.

The peas have petered out, but the beans have begun! We have green, wax (yellow) and haricot vert (slender), so everyone will receive some of each type over the next month. We still have cauliflower heading up and expect to have enough for one more head for all, over the next two weeks. Green cabbage will be the alternate, until everyone has received both.

The share for this week will be: Beans, kale, green cabbage or cauliflower, lettuce, summer squash, sweet corn, white onions, peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, daikon, and basil. Premium shares will also include bok choi and escarole or frisée.

The fruit share for this week will be: peaches and red plums

Enjoy! Farmer John

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