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.
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.
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 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.
The rains continued this week but the soil did dry-out enough for us to plant Carrots and Beets for the fall harvest. Carrots are on their way and will likely be in the share next week. This week we are mixing up the share.
The Vegetable Share includes herbs(parsley, cilantro, dill, sage, thyme, rosemary and basil), lettuce, zucchini, cucumbers and scallions or japanese turnips. The substitution is radish.
The Fruit Share includes organic blueberries from Abers and cherries from Singer.
We were pounded with rain on Saturday. The crops seem to be loving it.
The Vegetable Share includes Lettuce, Choi or Kohlrabi, Cucumbers, Greens(Tat Soi, Mustard, Vitamin Green, Amara, Mizuna, Dandy and Kale), and Beets or Chard. The substitution is Radish or Dill.
The Fruit Share is Cherries from Singer Farms.
Please note that the Orchard Park distribution is today and not tomorrow the 4th.