Yes, celery root and parsnips are making an appearance on our table at the farmers’ market this week. We’re all longing for cooler, wet weather. Wandering around the fields this early evening, I am speechless for the beauty.
The crop of beets (red, gold and chioggia) look lush. Should begin to harvest in a few weeks.
Parsnips were harvested out of this row for tomorrow’s market.
Paul is reluctant to pose for me, too busy.
The romaine this week was huge!
Leeks dashing across the ground
Brocoli and cauliflower
I promise there are small carrots coming. This is the next 7 beds.
Aren’t these brassicas Amazing!
A little swale planting, to slow down the water. Looking ahead toward rain.
The onion transplant bed
Next week’s Little Gems.
Chocolate brown pasilla peppers. Dry them for a traditional mole sauce.
The low field has been cover cropped.
Pumpkins to sell tomorrow
Yikes! We’re 3 days into summer and rain is predicted. Possibly more than an inch over the next couple of days. That is a very unusual forecast for this spot on the globe at this time of the year. The impact for the farm and the crops is minimal though the moisture will certainly encourage weeds to germinate all over the place. Formerly clean beds will need attention before the crop is over run with something unwanted.
Paul mows down a summer cover crop on June 13th.
Same field today after 10 days “digesting”.
Watermelons are sizing up!
Love the Little Gems
This crop of beans is in our new field and has almost no weeds!
7 beds of carrots are germinating beautifully
The carrots we are picking now are delicious
Cleaning up the radishes with a wheel hoe.
Looks like the seed ran out on this row of radishes. Should be ready in a few weeks.
Even on a grey day, the bees are busy.