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From the Fields 7.12.2017

Posted 7/12/2017 8:04pm by Jan Schofield.

Hi Folks,
I hope everyone enjoyed some time with family or friends or maybe just a few days off work around the fourth. I know I did although not a full week off we definitely enjoyed the break from the weekend to the fourth. I’ll bet our CSA members are more than ready for the return of some fresh veggies this week. The farm had actually planned to take most of the week off and not go to any farmers markets but that didn’t quite work out. We found out that the veggies don’t take a break from growing and we had a little surplus so off to 2 markets we went last weekend. We still enjoyed the break earlier in the week and it definitely helped to recharge the batteries so to speak. So back to a full work week. We are starting to see the summer crops come on a few ripe tomatoes here and there is a good indicator we will be flush with them in a few weeks. Eggplant and peppers all have small fruit on them so will be a little while yet. The midseason potatoes are looking good loaded with blooms and plenty of small tubers. So far the rain has been pretty steady just about when we need it. All in all the growing season is going pretty good. We are glad to be back this week and bringing our CSA members their fare share.

Planted this week: We transplanted a succession crop of zucchini; the old patch maybe has a week or two left in it. We also transplanted watermelon, better late than never, we will see how they turn out. Also a large planting of pickling cucumbers for late summer pickles. We finally had a planting of green beans come up properly. We have planted them over four times this year with very poor germination each time so looks like we will have some at some point just later than we like.

In your shares this week: A full serving of Cherry Tomatoes, Shiitake Mushrooms (grown on our outdoor oak logs), a couple of slicing Cucumbers, Summer Onions, Lettuce and Greens Salad Mix, and a sprig or two of fresh Basil and fresh Dill.
Enjoy,
Jim

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