When I post the share on Mondays, we look forward and project what crops will be ready and are ready for the share. Sometimes we have to switch things up fast due to a lower yield than expected or a higher yield or for a variety of other reasons. This is why some sites may get one thing and others not. This is also why sometimes the share that we write up today may not be what you get later in the week. We try to be as accurate as we can but, we are dealing with living, growing plants within the ecosystem of our farm. Deer, woodchucks and insects all go about their business seeking out food. Too much heat or lack of rain can throw off predicted times of harvest and hail can ruin crops. All these things keep us on our toes so, we thank you once again for coming along with us on the seasonal ride that is vegetable farming in Western NY!!
One of the joys of farming is hearing and seeing hawks hovering over our fields. There has been a red tailed hawk that has been in close proximity-whether flying overhead or landing next to us in our field. Birds of prey help us out going after field mice and moles that like to nibble on our tender crops. Seeing these majestic birds of prey is not only a pleasure to the eye but a nice reminder of how we fit into the greater scheme of things.
Your veggie shares this week include: sweet onions, tomatoes (from Abers Acres), watermelon or cantaloupe, eggplant or peppers or cucumbers, summer squash or zucchini. Herbs are a sub (cilantro, dill, parsley, basil)
Your fruit share includes: yellow peaches, white peaches and prune plums. Orchard Park and the farm shareholders will get extra fruit this week to complete the make up for the missed share in June.