The beautiful weather continues at the farm. There is still adequate soil moisture but we might have to irrigate if the rains expected later in the week fail to arrive. The tomatoes are at their peak and there is disease so eat them quickly. We are working with Cornell to prevent the spots returning next season.
The vegetable share includes radish, summer squash, tomatoes, peppers, greens and herbs. The substitutions are beets, edamame soybeans, tomatillo and cayenne peppers.
The fruit share introduces three new seedless grape varieties from Erdle Farm. They are Concord Seedless, Himrod and Summer Set. The other fruit is Golden Supreme apples, pears and plums from Singer Farms.
It is hard to believe that school begins next week for our children. The crops do look great and it looks like we will have an excellent winter squash crop.
The vegetable share for the week includes Carrots or Beets, Scallions or Baby Leeks, Summer Squash, Greens, Herbs and lots of Tomatoes. The substitutions are peppers, tomatillos, and cayenne peppers. Please eat the tomatoes quickly as they seem to develop spots. These are harmless and can be cut off. Tomatoes are always a challenge it seems. We would give them up but they are so good!
The fruit share this week for Orchard Park and Buffalo includes organic raspberries from Abers, and peaches, pears and plums from Singer. The Farm and Amherst gets peaches, pears and plums.
All the crops are growing great and we had a rare morning today with a wake-up temperature of 50 degrees. Most of the Barn Swallows have seemed to have left. I learned they can fly up to 600 miles a day and their journey ends in Southern Mexico and Central America.
Today another big greens planting is going in and fields will be covered cropped with oats.
The vegetable share for the week includes Summer Squash or the last of the Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Peppers, Scallions or Onions (the red onions have some sun damage that can be cut off), Herbs, Greens and White Turnips or Beets.
The fruit share for Orchard Park and Amherst includes Peaches, Nectarines and Plums. The fruit share for the farm and Buffalo is Peaches and Raspberries. OP and Amherst will get Raspberries another week.
The drought is over! We were blessed with over three inches of rain this last week and more is on its way. The timing was great because the fall greens and roots had just been seeded.
The vegetable share includes summer squash, cucumbers, greens (mostly chard, kale and cabbage), tomatoes, sweet onions or japanese scallions, and herbs (fennel, basil, sage, dill, cilantro and parsley). The substitutions are beets and tomatillos.
The fruit share includes three kinds of peaches and prune plums. I do miss the japanese plums. Jack Frost was unkind to us this season. All the fruit is from Singer Farms.
The fall roots were seeded yesterday and we transplanted our last planting of lettuce, fennel and scallions. Today we hope to transplant kale and collards before the rains arrive. We are still hoping!
The vegetable share includes summer squash, cucumbers, herbs (cilantro, dill, parsley, fennel, sage and basil), carrots, beets or japanese turnips, cabbage or napa, greens and a few tomatoes. They are just starting to ripen and we have a huge crop.
Tomatillos are the substitution.
The fruit share includes peaches, nectarines and prune plums, all from Singer.
We did get a little rain on the weekend (2/10ths of an inch). We are back to irrigation.
This weeks vegetable share includes herbs, new red potatoes, summer squash, cucumbers, carrots or beets and chard or lettuce. The substitutions are sweet onions and tomatillos.
The fruit share is mixed this week. Orchard Park, the farm and Amherst get blueberries, cherries and a choice of nectarines and prune plums. Buffalo gets blueberries and a choice of nectarines or prune plums.