Tuesday, July 1, 2014

In the Share - Week 8

CARROTS F  The carrots are full size now and ready for harvest.  If you are at the farm this week you may be digging lots of carrots.

CUCUMBERS F/P  The cucumbers continue their onslaught. 

ZUCCHINI F/P  Check out Tom's post about zucchini noodles.  Can't wait to try them!

SUMMER SQUASH F  Yellow squash and Lebanese types, which are similar to a zucchini.

TROPEA RED ONIONS F/P  We are really proud of these heirloom beauties.  They hail from the region in Italy that Tom's grandparents called home before immigrating to America.

KOHLRABI F The last of the kohlrabi until the fall season.

GREENS F  Kale, Swiss chard, or bok choy.

HERB CHOICE F/P  Basil, Thai basil or mint.

NEXT WEEK:  More cucumbers, zucchini, summer squash, onions, greens, herbs.  Beets and new potatoes.

Mornings at the farm are now fully focused on the harvest.  Beets, garlic, carrots.  Cucumbers and other summer fruits fill the bed of the truck.  The farm truck, Krusty (after the Simpson's clown), is suited to the short daily commute to the fields and back. 

The farm's flower patch is now open for u-pick.  If you are at the farm for pick-up or a work shift, save time to pick yourself a bouquet to take home free of charge.  Blooming now are many of the perennial flowers and the zinnias are starting.  At some point soon we will add the flowers to the bulk list if you would like to pay for a bouquet to be sent in to your distribution site.   The flowers provide food and habitat to the farm's beneficial insects and pollinators, as well as cheering us humans in our indoor spaces. 

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