This share is staggered over two weeks in an attempt to give your tired farmers a bit of a break; thus the distributions will be Thursday September 12 and Monday September 16, with normal distributions resuming Monday the 23rd. The impressive produce abundance is wearing us down, with near-constant harvest & food preservation sucking up time and energy, particularly in the hot dry conditions that also make irrigation a constant management concern. This is not unique to us, as noted in recent newsletters from both Happy Hollow Farm and Fair Share Farm. Thus we present a minimalist newsletter; enjoy the abundance of produce while it lasts.
THIS WEEK’S PRODUCE
Green beans At their ludicrously abundant peak this week, will start to decline soon. Mostly green, many green with purple stripes, some yellow, & an occasional purple. These will be available as a bulk option for this distribution!
Serrano/jalapeno/cayenne pepper mix Will probably be including cayennes in the mix this week, though it depends on yield.
Okra These will likely be on the bulk list for as long as the weather stays warm. Whether or not significant bulk quantities go out any given day depends on just how many people decide to ask for bulk.
Slicer tomatoes Finally easing off
Cherry tomatoes Finally easing off
3-4 bundles for full shares; 1-2 for single shares this week. Those who are flexible on what they will receive will get the maximum number. Parsley & basil remain abundant, though some of the other herbs that usually perk up at cooler fall weather are being a little reluctant. Garlic chive blossoms are past their prime for culinary use, so we’ll be chopping back anything we didn’t harvest, and all need to regrow.
Chives May still be a bit sparse, but we’ll offer them given the otherwise lack of allium flavors in the share.
Mint (harvester’s choice)
BACK! Cilantro A small planting is just approaching readiness to harvest; we think it will be big enough for some small bundles for this distribution.
All delivery options available again both Thursday and Monday.
RECENTLY ON THE FARM
Harvest food. Preserve food. Repeat.
WHAT’S GOING RIGHT
The pantry/freezer is getting full.
WHAT’S NOT SO GREAT
Horseflies, heat, and over-abundant produce.
1/2″ of rain was a nice present for Eric’s birthday. But it’s nowhere near enough to break the drought, and the ground is already hardening again with several days in the upper 90s to come.