It’s a sheer delight to walk out into wet soil. Everything seems to be standing a little taller and happier after the rain from the past week. The pastures are greening back up and there is even talk of a second cutting of hay coming soon.
Beating Back the Blight
So far the late blight has been keeping at bay. We were on the run last Thursday in the pouring rain, thunder and lightning, collecting what we discovered to be the first huge harvest of tomatoes. If you are interested in canning or freezing the excess, email to let me know and I’ll put you on the list. It has not been a year of many extras, but what we have we are happy to share with members for putting up.
If you have any veggies of particular interest please ask, there is no charge for veggie share members. We are still spraying copper on the tomatoes as a preventative, so remember to give a good washing to all of your tomatoes and zucchinis before eating them.
In the Farm Shares
James, Racey and Nathan harvested the newest batch of broilers yesterday. There is quite a range of sizes in this batch, some as small as 2.5 pounds. Whole small birds will be available for small meat share members or large meat shares who want to select beef or pork as well.
In the veggie share: tomatoes, green peppers, red fingerling potatoes, watermelons, cantaloupes, zucchini, cucumbers, carrots, beets, cabbage, swiss chard, sweet onions, lettuce mix, mesclun mix, garlic, basil, cilantro and white beans. We are headed back out to the sweet corn field after lunch, hoping to find a good harvest.
In the meat share: fresh chickens, pork and beef cuts in the freezer. Chicken organ meats and beef stock.
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