The Share for the week of August 15 to 17

The Seedless English and Lunchbox Cucumbers are nearing the end of their lives. It is time to plant winter greens in the greenhouse. Next year we will have a longer Cucumber season now that we know the nutrition needs for the plants. It is easy in a greenhouse for soils to become out of balance. What may be great for one crop is not ideal for another. Most greenhouse vegetable production is soil-less. We believe soil grown vegetables are superior in taste and nutrition.

The Vegetable Share for the week includes Herbs, Scallions, Tomatoes from Abers, Zucchini, Cucumbers, Lettuce and Cabbage. The substitutions are Carrots, Beets, Tomatillos and hot peppers.

The Fruit Share includes Peaches, Nectarines, Plums and Prune Plums. All the fruit is from Singer Farms.


The Share for the week of August 8 to 10

The farm was dry and now it is wet. The Fall planting is looking great and the direct seeded plants have emerged.

The Vegetables share includes Cucumbers and Pickles, Zucchini, Herbs, Cabbage or Napa, Greens and Tomatoes from Abers. We gave up growing Tomatoes because of too much disease pressure. The substitutions are hot peppers, carrots, beets and scallions.

The Fruit share includes Apricots, Plums, Prune Plums, Nectarines and Peaches. All the fruit is from Singer Farm this week.


The Share for the week of August 1 to 3

It is hard to believe that the Summer share is half over already. We were busy the last two days transplanting fall crops like cabbage and kale. Now we need rain!

The Vegetable share for the week includes Sweet Corn, Scallions, Greens, Cucumbers or Pickles, Zucchini and Herbs. The substitution is Carrots or Beets.

The Fruit share is Peaches or Nectarines, Plums or Apricots. All the fruit is from Singer Farms this week.


The Share for the Week of July 25 to 27

We were tempted to run the irrigation on Friday. I am glad we were optimistic that the rain would return. When it dries out we will put in the rest of the fall transplants. Do you like the multi-colored carrots? This is the question of the week. They do not seem as sweet this year. We ask because we plan not to grow them next year. Our usual early carrot, which is Nelson, was not available this year.

The Vegetable Share this week includes Pickles, Zucchini and Summer Squash, Radish, Lettuce or Arugula or Chard, Herbs (cilantro, dill, parsley, sage, thyme, rosemary and fennel), Carrots or Beets. The substitution is Scallion.

The Fruit Share this week includes the make-up share for the cancelled week for Orchard Park, the Farm, and Amherst. These sites get Apricots, Plums, Cherries and Blueberries. Buffalo gets Apricots, Plums and Cherries.


The Share for the week of July 18 to 20

The fields are dry again and we have been busy transplanting and planting. Today the last of the beets go in.

The Vegetable Share includes Fennel, Scallions, Lettuce, Carrots, Herbs, Cucumbers and Zucchini. The substitutions are kale, radishes and kohlrabi.

The Fruit Share is a mixed bag this week. Orchard Park, Amherst and the Farm get Blueberries from Abers and Cherries from Singer. They also get Black Raspberries from Abers to partially make up the week that was cancelled. Buffalo gets Cherries and Black Raspberries.