Hakurei Turnips (aka Japanese Salad Turnips)
Rain, Rain, Rain!
This week we got over 3 inches of rain here in southern Cayuga County. We farmers love to complain about the weather, it’s pretty much always – too hot, too cold, too wet, or too dry – and I’m as guilty as the rest of the casual criticism of our natural fluctuations. However, we’ll try and only report to you when the weather is actually having a significant impact on our crops. While fortunately most of our crops will withstand an occasional drencher of a week, this is not the case for strawberries that are starting to ripen.
The strawberry patch was pretty much in standing water for most of the week and – just our luck – the berries are starting to ripen! What we are already seeing and will almost certainly get worse is mold on the berries. There isn’t really a good way to manage this issue without using some pretty nasty chemicals (which we wouldn’t do ever) and so it looks like the berries are toast!
Pro-Rated Shares – Tell Your Friends!
It’s absolutely not too late to sign up for a share for this year! We typically raise our price by a dollar a week (very modest increase) after the season begins but we don’t usually close out sign-ups. So tell your friends and relations about us – they’ll only pay for the weeks remaining when they signup.
Our first week of CSA deliveries went very smoothly and we’ve received a fair amount of flattering emails from ya’ll! But really – the thanks goes to you, for helping us all “live the dream!”
Anton and the Early Morning Farm Crew