Farm News – August 9, 2021
Hi Folks! So, I guess I should know better by now than to trust the ten-day weather forecast, as we seem to be headed back up into the nineties this week. My main concern though, is lack of precipitation. We may have a shot at some rain from scattered thunderstorms on Wednesday, but those are hit or miss. It looks as though we will be spending a lot of time moving the irrigation around! So it goes!
We are starting to find more ripe watermelons, cantaloupes, and other melons now. We will be in rotation with these through August and into September until everyone has had a watermelon and several other melons at least once. We are also adding goldenberries (Physalis peruviana) to our rotation with their cousins the ground cherries and cherry tomatoes. Tomatoes are ripening fast and furious now – we will endeavor to get lots of them to you in the share this week. We are still waiting for more peppers to ripen.
The share for this week will be: Carrots, garlic, summer squash, tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant, beans, an herb (mostly parsley, some savory), melons, chard, and ground cherries, goldenberries or cherry tomatoes. Premium shares will also include kale and celery root. There will be tomatillos and some hot peppers as extras.
The fruit share for this week will be: peaches and Shiro plums.
Enjoy! Farmer John