Farm News – August 29, 2022
Hi everyone, So, we received about ¾ of an inch of rain a week ago. It was certainly welcome and helpful, though not nearly enough. We are coping as best we can, moving the overhead irrigation from crop to crop. I am planting lots of spinach, turnips, arugula, and other mustards right now and they all need moisture to germinate. The corn and the winter squash need water to mature their fruit and the fall brassicas need the wet stuff so they keep growing rapidly. It seems we have a 50% shot at showers tomorrow and then again on Sunday. Pray for rain!
As we head into the second half of the season, we expect to have more greens for you, but we are not quite there yet. We have some lettuce for you this week, a tad small because of the heat. We have some beet greens because we need to thin the beets. We will send them as an extra-not everyone likes them anyway! 😊
Tomato production has fallen off, at least for the moment. We will continue to send tomatoes to all groups over the next 2 weeks; after that I expect production to rise for a few weeks until the cold comes. We have watermelon for everyone this week – just in time for the Labor Day festivities. Enjoy the holiday weekend! We’re working hard for you!
The share for this week will be: Watermelon, summer squash, beans, peppers of color, loose beets, sweet corn, yellow potatoes, lettuce, kale, yellow onions, perhaps a few tomatoes, and choice of an herb. Premium shares will also include lima beans or edamame. Beet greens and some of the other usual suspects as “extras”
We are taking another week off from the fruit share this week. My source for local fruit is closed for the week.
Enjoy! Farmer John