Curtis, Sarah, and the girls are away, and you know what that means: when the farmer’s away, the apprentices and volunteers
play take over and get your veggies to you anyway. The extreme weather has taken its toll on a number of our crops, specifically the greens. At this point, the only greens we have surviving are some arugula and a little bit of chard. Unfortunately, we’re out of the lettuce business for the next few weeks, but we’ve been planting more and praying for a break in the weather, so hopefully we’ll have lettuce back in the shares soon.
However… while some of our veggies are hating the weather, some are loving it! We’ve got the first of the field tomatoes this week, as well as gobs of greenhouse/high tunnel tomatoes, bell peppers and eggplant, as well as the first tomatillos and hot peppers. It’s salsa time! Not only that, our basil is growing like crazy, so you’ll be receiving big bags of basil this week. Yay pesto! Also exciting and new this week: the first of the melons – a wonderful Asian variety called Sun Jewel. These are my favorite melon. We don’t have quite enough to go around this week, so they’ll be going to whole shares only this week. Never fear, though, half share folks, they’re growing like crazy and we should have some Sun Jewels for you in a week or two.
Finally, in an exciting development, our friend Drew Bradley at the organic R-Farm in Fordland has brought us sweet corn! It’s gonna be a good share this week, folks.
(Speaking of good shares, this week’s bread is my signature Dark Chocolate-Cherry Sourdough. Be excited, bread share people!)
In this week’s share:
Tomatoes – Lots!
Cucumbers (only a few)
Sun Jewel melons (whole share only)