Monday, August 25, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
This week has been tough as we had both a field attack at the farm & a greenhouse attack in Franklin by groundhogs. In the greenhouse attack the groundhog ate rows of oriental greens including the almost ready to be harvest yukana savoy (which he apparently loved). It also decided to eat alot of cherry tomatoes as well as the Japanese Truffle tomato variety. We have a rabbit still munching in the fields. It has been enjoying your lettuce, not quite like the groundhog that will devour everything in its path. Fruit – This week is we have picked up Redhaven Peach from Windy Brow Farm located in Newton, NJ. “The Redhaven Peach is the peach by which all others are measured.” Next week, Farmer Jim says that apples will be starting. He offers quite a variety of heirloom apples during the season. From the Fields: All the potatoes have been harvested. Our field at Farmer Scott’s has some real nice tomatoes coming along. There are just starting to ripen so then will be in the deliveries over the next couple of weeks. We have lots of heirloom varieties on the horizon. The rototiller attachment for the tractor has been fixed. It was the clutch and has been put all back together. Weather Report: We have been getting some nice rain and that is helping with the transplants in the field. More rain is in the forecast for week. Farmer Rich has not had to irrigate at all this week, but the newly seeded field does need rain, so if it doesn’t come in the next day or two, Rich will have to turn on the irrigation system. Trip to the Farm – August 16th 11 am to ? Some members from our original CSA drop-off in NYC want to come up to the farm and help, so we are putting together another work-day. Projects for the work day will include helping with weeding, mulching and help with some field work. Please RVSP if you plan to attend so that we can plan on refreshments. 9th Annual Heirloom Tomato Tasting –Hoboken Historical Museum Sunday – August 26th 1 – 5 pm. We plan on having a great selection of heirloom tomatoes as well as farm fresh produce for sale. The Hoboken Historical Museum is located at: 1301 Hudson Street Farming Quote of the Week: There is virtue yet in the hoe and the spade, for learned as well as for unlearned hands. And labor is everywhere welcome; always we are invited to work. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Pick of the Week: click on the links below or to the right to bring you to the delivery specific to your pick-up location. Deliveries will be of similar variety & poundage, but may contain different items. Occasionally, some crops are ready to harvest but not enough to deliver to all our drop-off locations. What we do is start to filter them in each week to a different drop-off until there is enough to delivery to everyone.