The heat of July may have subsided into a more moderate August, but as far as our crops are concerned summer is on full tilt. Peppers (green and ripe), Tomatoes, Eggplant, Summer Squash, Cucumbers, and Onions are the new staples for the CSA. We should also have Lettuce in all the boxes this week. Kale usually “takes an August vacation” this year we made it through the first week, but chances are the CSA boxes will be getting a break from Kale in the coming weeks. We’ll have more Kale starting the beginning of September.
Potatoes: We dug some potatoes on Monday for last weeks Tuesday and Wednesday shares, but the size just wasn’t there yet we’re going to wait another week or two and try again.
New Online Farm Store! We set up on online farm store so that our CSA members can purchase bulk quantities of veggies at a really great price and have them delivered to their pickup location. It’s very exciting – the selection is listed below – here’s a link to the farm store – you’ll need to log in to your member account to access the store, let us know if you need help!
Late Blight! Late Blight is a crop destroying plant disease that devastates (total crop loss) Tomato and Potato crops, it’s the same disease that caused the Irish Potato Famine. Late Blight used to be a once every 10 or 15 year occurrence but it has been showing up much more frequently in the last 20 years. We do not have Late Blight, but it has been spotted in adjacent counties – there is not organic management for Late Blight only heavy duty chemicals that require a licence to apply are somewhat effective. Our Tomatoes in the high tunnels are typically unaffected, but last season our field planted Tomatoes were destroyed. Let s all keep our fingers crossed!
Farm Store Items
Cucumbers $15 half bushel
Summer Squash $20 half bushel
Beets, topped $35 for 25 lbs
Cabbage $20 bushel
Zucchini $20 half bushel
Early Morning Farm, Organic Cotton Grocery Bag $18
CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE ONLINE FARM STORE
CSA Harvest Forecast
Peppers, Green or Ripe
Beets or Carrots
Cabbage, Collard Greens, or Swiss Chard
Italian Dandelion Greens