August 9, 2016
This is the time of year that everything happens at once. Not enough time for much beyond the farm. Turning to the needs in the field is sometimes the best way to cope with scary environmental and political news. Focus on the bounty and abundance can steer one toward generosity and hope.
Planting lettuce has become much more precise and fun for the crew!
These lettuces have been in the ground several weeks.
Left to right: Little Gem, Red Butter and Cherokee lettuce, full grown, this week’s salad
People often ask why we don’t leave the beet greens on the beets. This is the answer. They just don’t look good. But the beets are fine, so the leaves are left in the field to nourish the soil.
Yellow straight-neck squash, in all it’s glory!
First winter squash planting is still flowering!
Winter squash is sizing up under a healthy leaf canopy.
3 melons plantings at various stages of maturity.
Fall’s onion crop is sizing up nicely!
Three weeks of beans. Once these are harvested, we’ll be finished with beans until next year.
New artichoke planting. These little plants should be yielding ‘chokes early next spring.
Looking across the fence, it’s interesting to see how the grapes have been corralled and exposed.
Field of zinnias behind the Farm Stand, invaded by giant pumpkins.
Our Saturday Farm Stand is off to a roaring start. We thank our supportive community. Couldn’t do it without you.