We were pounded by rain yesterday. The soil was dry and needed the water. We have for sure been blessed with rain this Summer. I know farms north of us have been suffering due to dryness.
The Vegetable Share includes Carrots or Beets, Herbs (Cilantro, Dill, Parsley, Sage, Thyme and Mint), Summer Squash or Cucumbers, Lettuce or Radicchio, Greens (Dandelion, Arugula, Tat Soi, Kale, Chard and Mustard), Cabbage or Napa. The substitutions are Scallions and Kohlrabi. Let us know how you like the vegetable mix this year.
The Fruit Share includes Cherries, Plums and Apricots from Singer. Organic Blueberries are from Abers Acres.
After being pounded by rain and blistered by heat last week we seem back to normal here on the farm.
The Summer Squash and Melon crops have been tasty to something. We do have lots planted so no worries. There may, however, be a delay in seeing the crops in your share. Something is also eating the Cilantro which has not happened in our fenced fields before.
The Vegetable Share this week includes Choi or Napa, Lettuce or Radicchio, Greens, Scallions or Onions, Herbs and Zucchini or Cucumbers. Amherst will get Carrots and Beets since they did not have a share last week.
The Fruit Share includes Cherries from Singer. Apricots are next!
Please note that there is no share at the Farm or Amherst on Wednesday July 4th. We started these shares a week early rather then giving out a double share on June 27. Our crew has the day off on the fourth and Deb and I will be getting ready for our organic certification which takes place on the 5th. Happy Birthday America!
The Vegetable share includes Lettuce, Scallions or Onions, bunched Beets or Carrots, Greens and Herbs. The substitutions are Radish and Celeriac.
The Fruit share features Sweet and Tart Cherries from Singer Farms.
Where did the time go. We have been busy on the farm planting and weeding and harvesting. The crops look good but weeds have been a challenge in the brassica field which is why we do not have a lot of Arugula, Tat Soi, Vitamin Green or Mizuna. The rain has arrived when needed which is great. We have not had to run irrigation this season.
If you are interested in volunteering for the Industrial Hemp crop please email farmerstew [at] gmail [dot] com. There is a volunteer party planned at the end of the season. We will also have a field day for everyone so you can visit the farm and see the vegetables and hemp. We are thinking sometime in September.
The Vegetable Share for the week includes Lettuce, Herbs (Basil, Cilantro, Parsley, Thyme, Oregeno, and Dill), Greens, Scallions or Onions and Spinach except for Amherst and the Farm which get Cucumbers. The substitution is Celeriac or Onions.
The Fruit Share features Organic Strawberries from Abers Acres.
Thanks and Enjoy.
We harvested the first share in rain and snow today. October is out like a lion. It does look like the weather is going to warm after tomorrow morning for the next ten days that are predicted. This will give us decent weather to finish the fall harvest.
The Season Extension Share will take a similar format every week. There will be a selection of greens and a weekly feature. There will also be a selection of roots, spuds and winter squashes. For fruit we will have apples and pears until the pears run out.
Where did the time go?
Thanks for your support. Without you we would not exist as a farm and the land here would likely be planted to GMO crops and sprayed with chemicals. By purchasing our vegetables you helped build Native Offerings Farm. Thank you!
The Summer Shares are ending this week. Next week the Season Extension Share begins.
The Winter Share begins in January and ends in March at which point we start our seedlings and begin the cycle once more.
The Vegetable Share this week includes Greens, Lettuce, Winter Squash and Roots. For those of you who did not purchase the Season Extension Share we will have extra Potatoes, Carrots and Onions available for sale.
The Fruit Share includes Apples and Pears from Singer and Mars seedless grapes from Erdle Farm.