Photo credit: Lacey — a shareholder and lover of beets

Boy Howdy!  As my favorite podcaster, Alie Ward of Ologies, says.  The last couple of weeks have been a doozy (hence no time for blogging last week).  2 of our 3 amazing high school employees went back to their teenage lives (the 3rd’s last week is this week) and our college star went back as well.  Their hands were certainly missed in tackling the daily tasks!! And, as you can see at pick up, the rain and clouds have put a damper on our cucumber and zucchini/summer squash yields.  Every year I plant the same amount; and every year, we are so swamped in cukes and zukes that as I toss them to the pigs (because I could not find a home for them) I think, “maybe I should grow less”; but I never do and this year I am glad I stuck with my usually inordinate amount of cucurbit plants.  Know that we are working our hardest to squeak out as many as we can!!  I know it can be frustrating to not get the crops you were hoping for (believe me, I do!), but please be patient with us; you are supporting a small farm, and by doing so we will be here for years to come — giving you full value for your share, through all seasons.

GARLIC is looking good!  We pulled them all and stacked them so neatly to dry in the straw barn, I am smitten…

Look what an efficient use of space!  Can’t believe I did not think of it earlier.  I can still get to the items under the garlic and fit the tractor in for parking.  Our garlic is full of flavor and we recommend to use HALF of what a recipe calls for so that your friends and loved ones will remain your friends and loved ones : )

This Week’s Bounty: lettuce mix, chard, pac choi, eggplant, cukes and zukes (limited), melons, tomato, baby leeks, garlic, basil, parsley, dill, cilantro