Farm News – August 14, 2023
Hello Folks! It continues to rain frequently here on the farm, but we have not had any extreme weather during the past week. The moisture is beneficial to most of the crops, not so much the tomatoes and the melons, both of which are highly susceptible to fungal diseases – blights and mildews. The challenge is getting seed sown when the ground is constantly saturated. We have small windows of opportunity in between the storms when conditions permit us to prepare beds for planting.
We are coming to the end of the season for planting certain crops. I have just come from the field after planting the last batch of beets for the year, and I am heading back out now to sow the last beans of the season ahead of this evening’s rain. The share for this week will be very similar to last week – lots of tomatoes and the full line of warm weather veggies. The other melons – cantaloupes, Korean, Galia, and honeydew – are beginning to ripen. Some may get one of these and others may receive a watermelon again.
The share for this week will be: Squash, peppers, tomatoes, rainbow carrots, sweet corn, cherry tomatoes, beans, yellow onions, green cabbage, gold potatoes, eggplant, choice of an herb (cilantro, dill, parsley or basil) and some type of melon. Premium shares will include a second herb choice and choice of dandelion greens or Swiss chard.
The fruit share for this week will be: Bartlett pears and Dapple Dandy pluots.
Enjoy! Farmer John