After last week’s quick rain storm refreshed the plants James remarked that we really needed about 4 more inches to replenish the soil fully. With 3.5 by the end of Monday, and new storms moving through now, I say we could have stopped awhile back. The soil in the fields is heavy, thick and slurping at your boots when you try to walk through. Tomato and bean harvest stopped just as it started today, with dark rumbling clouds overhead. We plan to get back out just after the thunder and lightning pass. Fingerling potatoes are also in the works, hopefully there will be a long enough break to dig those out of the muddy field as well. There are beautiful savoy cabbage heads and giant, sweet summer onions that are perfect on the grill.
Flowers and sungolds are u-pick now. Wear your rain boots to get into the field.
In the Farm Shares
In the veggie share: Tomatoes, fingerling potatoes, garlic, sweet summer onions, cucumbers, summer squash, broccoli shoots, cabbage, green beans, carrots, beets with greens, garlic scapes, kale, chard, bunching onions, basil, celeriac, fresh cut herbs, u-pick flowers and sungolds, wheat berries, whole wheat flour and dry beans. The first succession of sweet corn is coming soon!
In the meat share: Beef, pork and broiler chickens in the freezer. We have beef stock, chicken organs and lard available as well.