Monday, July 30, 2012

Share Items: Aug 1 & 4

Veggie Share:
1 pint sungold OR red cherry tomatoes
Potatoes
Mixed eggplants (oriental, black beauty, rosa bianca)
zucchini (green and/or yellow)
Cucumbers, white and/or green
onions
possibly: (if not this week, then most likely next week)
regular red tomatoes
sweet corn
leeks
celery

Fruit share:
· 1 pint apricots
· 1 Garden of Eve-grown organic cantaloupe, watermelons, and/or sunjewel (honeydew) melon,
· 1 half pint blackberries

Flower share: zinnias, sunflowers, celosia, etc.

Egg share: ½ dozen pastured eggs

FARM NEWS: Last year the title of this week’s farm news was, “when are we getting tomatoes?”. I guess they must have been late last year, remember the cool wet spring and summer? Well that seems a long time ago now, with these heat waves…

The good news is, “you are getting tomatoes this week!” Also the oriental eggplants are in, they are earlier than the round types, and this is the first of what will be quite a few weeks of potatoes – a bumper crop this year, even with the threat of late blight looming all season.

The blackberries have a bumper crop this year as well as those delicious sunjewel melons – they are like a honeydew – that we grow ourselves. We love it when the fruit comes in because fruit is even a bigger challenge than vegetables for us, organically… the bugs love the sweet stuff just as much as we do!

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