Delivery Van Fixed!
First we needed to get the refrigerated cooler fixed during the week of the 13th and this past week it was the delivery van. Sorry to have to make the delivery a day late and we really appreciated the words of support that many members sent us. The van started to act up on the way to Jersey City and Farmer Rich was able to get it back to Bergen County where our great mechanic Joe performs his "magic". According to Joe we were lucky to get it back to him as soon as we did, as if Rich had tried to make it to Jersey City & Hoboken we would be stuck in the middle of the deliveries, totally broken down and far away from our usual mechanic. Joe had it fixed by 9:30 am on Wednesday and off Rich went to deliver, though 24 hours late!
From the Fields: Finally we were able to plant some beds that the potatoes, favas & peas had been harvested with fava greens, dill, cilantro, beets, lettuce and dicon radishes. Ali & Lisa seeded some fall crops such as more lettuces, broccoli and winter squash. The tomatoes and eggplants are growing very slow, but all the tomato plants are trellised and we just need better weather. The rest of the potatoes at the farm and at Scott's are ready to be harvested. The harvested beds in the Franklin Greenhouse will be replanted on Wednesday with oriental greens (red & green choi's).
Weather Report: We had dry weather during most of the week with some intermittent scattered thunderstorms. Saturday night though we had a severe thunderstorm and another 3 ¼" of rain fell.
Animal report: Almost immediately after seeding the squash a field mouse decided to start stealing the seeds and planting them where he wanted. There have been no major break-ins by deer or groundhogs in the fields.
Fruit Deliveries - The fruit deliveries start this week and all the fruit is from Windy Brow Farm located in Newton. They offer pick-your-own days at the farm, especially during apple season. Farmer Jim Hunt participates in Rutger's IPM program (integrated pest management).
Work Day at the Farm - Scheduled for August 15th- the weather hasn't been cooperating for us to schedule a trip any earlier, so we are planning ahead in the hopes that we'll have great weather and be able to have CSA members come up to the farm & help with a few projects. More details to follow as we get closer to the 15th. We usually start late morning and give you a tour of the farm, start working on a project then break for an on-farm barbeque and hopefully go back to work after!
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.
- Recipe Links
- Beth Haverim Shir Shalom Delivery
- Crossfit Hoboken
- Hoboken Midtown Delivery
- Hoboken South Delivery
- Hoboken West Delivery
- Jersey City Hamilton Park Delivery