Week 7 Shares

Well you won't hear me asking for rain again at least for a couple of weeks.  We received just shy of 10 inches from Friday through Tuesday morning!  While it was very much needed, it put a bit of a wrinkle in our normal Monday and Tuesday harvest schedules.  It was all hands on deck this morning to pick and bag/containerize as much as possible.  Beets and arugula got pushed off to next week, however everything else made it in!

Our next batch of chicks arrived yesterday, they are acclimating well to their new home, spending most of their time eating and sleeping.  They will be at the fuzzy, yellow, and cute stage for about the next two weeks, feel free to bring the kids and stop by to check them out

The field tomatoes are starting to come in this week, we've got a couple of new heirloom varieties this year:  Purple Ukraine and Kellogg Breakfast.  Like many heirlooms they still have green/yellow shoulders but the rest of the fruit is ripe and delicious.  The Purple Ukraine are a cool red and green on the inside as well. 

Purple Ukraine on top, Kellogg Breakfast and Brandywine on bottom

And of course because we were already running behind on harvesting.....the front tractor tractor tire that I knew had a cut in it but had not had a chance to replace yet, completely blew as we were going back to pick up potatoes, so there was a lot of manual hauling of harvest totes from the fields to the shed today.

This week's share contents:

  • Sweet corn
  • Tomatoes
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Cilatro
  • Zucchini/Summer Squash
  • Jalapenos
  • Red Potatoes
  • Green Beans
  • Garlic
  • Blackberries