The potatoes plants were mowed down yesterday. They were dying back. By mowing they will start to cure faster. It takes about three weeks for the skins to cure. This means that the skin will not rub off when they are harvested. We plan on offering more potatoes this season during the summer share.
The Vegetable Share includes Tomatoes, Lettuce or Dandelion, Scallions or Sweet Onions, Greens (Kale, Cabbage, Arugula, Vitamin Greens, Amara), Summer Squash or Peppers, Eggplant or Cucumbers. The subs are Parsley, Cilantro, Napa and Radish.
The Fruit Share includes Peaches and a choice of Plums, Donut Peaches, Apricots and White Nectarines.
Enjoying the warm weather? The plants are. We could use some rain. Summer crops are coming in now. This season we are hoping to have more Sweet Corn and Tomatoes in the share. Beans have been a challenge. Porter Farms grow them for us and the climate up near Batavia has been rough on the crop the last few years. We are still planting. This week the last Chard, Beet and Scallion rotations will go in. Yesterday we planted Lettuce, Radicchio, and Fennel. By the end of August we will be finished planting except for Arugula and Radishes.
The Vegetable Share includes Herbs (Bulk Basil, Fennel, Parsley, Cilantro, Dill, Sage and Thyme), Sweet Onions or Scallions, Choice of Summer Squash, Cucumbers, Eggplant or Peppers, Carrots or Beets, Sweet Corn and Greens (Lettuce, Chard, Dandelion, Cabbage or Napa). The sub is additional Napa or Kohlrabi.
The Fruit Share includes Peaches and a choice of Plums and or Apricots. The Apricots have been amazing this year. If you slow cook them as a stew they make an excellent refrigerator jam. The fruit is from Singer Farm.
The crops are looking good. We are busy bulk harvesting the first planting of beets so those will become a regular offering. Carrots will be limited until the next planting comes in. At that time there will be thousands of pounds of the delicious roots. We lost the second planting to rain so we have to wait for the third. We will have Parsnips this fall.
Deb and the girls are visiting family in California for a week and Sam has a reunion in California with the students he studied with in Ghana for his gap year. That means I am home alone on the farm and will be crazy busy. If your emails and telephone calls are not returned that is why.
The Vegetable Share includes Sweet Corn, Lettuce or Arugula, Herbs (fennel, parsley, sage, thyme, cilantro, dill), Beets or Rainbow Carrots, Cabbage or Napa or Chard and a choice of Summer Squash, Cucumbers and Peppers.
The Fruit Share includes Peaches, Plums and Apricots all from Singer.
We were busy planting this week between the rains. Most of the fall and winter crops are now in and they are looking good. The final carrot and beet crop has been planted and the beets are emerging. The carrots were flame weeded so hopefully the weeds will be few. It is amazing how fast seed germinate when the soil is warm and moist. The landscape here is lush and beautiful.
The Vegetable Share includes Lettuce, Greens, Kohlrabi, Herbs, Sweet Onions or Scallions, and a choice of Summer Squash, Cucumbers or Peppers.
The Fruit Share includes Organic Blueberries from Abers and Cherries, Apricots and Plums from Singer Farms.
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!