Delivery next Thursday the 6th
As the 4th of July is on a Tuesday, it has been the consensus of the CSA members that we will deliver on Thursday the 6th instead of the 4th. Hope you all have a happy & healthy 4th of July!
From the Fields: This week is the end of the pea harvest and that field will be mowed & replanted with herbs, beets and a row of tomatoes. The fava bean harvest should begin next week and it looks like a great crop. Meanwhile the cauliflower and broccoli patch that was flooded out has been retrenched and will be replanted with peppers. Leslie & Farmer Rich have started fencing in the new round field and look forward to planting in that this week.
Weather Report: We received about ½” of rain during the week, which was just in time as it perked up the plants but then on Sunday we received over 2” most within 1 hour. This caused some areas to become “swampy” at best. The prediction for the week is scattered storms and as usual we get either too much or too little.
Animal Report: There is a new, unwanted CSA member! A ground hog has moved into the fava bean patch and Farmer Rich can’t get him out. It seems to love the parsley and luckily he left enough for tonight’s delivery.
What’s Up & Growing: This week we seeded Japanese turnips, loose-leaf lettuce, Romaine lettuce and transplanted the rest of the eggplant & peppers. Red Amaranth & the Golden Ball turnips are up & look good. The Gai-Lon is a bit slow, but Farmer Rich will re-evaluate in about a week.
Fruit Report: The strawberry season is over but we are looking forward to some local blueberries next week or the week after.
Ramsey Notes: Special Thank you – We would like to thank Janice Morano for graciously offering her store to be the new drop-off location for the Ramsey CSA group. We are excited about this for a number of reasons; we love the tie in of a local business supporting the farm, the opportunity to continue to deliver our produce to Ramsey and the fact that the deliveries will be kept cool in the large walk-in cooler at her store. We thank my parents, Barb & Bob, for hosting the first three weeks to get the Ramsey CSA group off & running. We look forward to continued growth of the group.
Squash Report – due to the inclement weather (very, very heavy rain) on Monday am, Farmer Diane could not harvest the summer squash we planned on delivering tonight. We should have a nice crop of summer squash for next week.
LAST PRINTED NEWSLETTER – effective July 11th we will no longer be printing newsletters to include in your delivery. We are trying to save a tree! As with the growth of all the CSA drop-offs in
REMINDER – Next week’s delivery will be on the 6th of July (Thursday) instead of the 4th.
Pick of the Week: - click on your delivery site on the right to see the Pick-of-the-Week for your drop-off location. This time of year the deliveries will be the same in pounds & variety but may include different items.
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