July 10, 2018

Notes from the Field

This may be a stretch - what are the differences and similarities between July and January?

July's symphony of May's plantings blossing

July is the movement to January's stillness.

As a farmer the spring is busy, but in July it feels like everything needs to happen at once: weeding, harvesting, prep for cover crop, seeding of winter carrots - the challenge can be juggling the logistics, but somehow organization presents itself, and thank goodness the days are long!

What's in the bag?
  • 2 broccoli
  • 2 cauliflower
  • 2 zucchini
  • 1 summer squash
  • 1 qt of new potatoes
  • 1 quart of shell peas
  • salad mix
  • head lettuce

This week's bag has many fresh flavors - the new potatoes are all blue and so creamy when eaten cooked. The hot weather last week awakened the summer squash and zucchini; we've been enjoying grilled or roasted cauliflower or brocolli (see recipe)(though delicious roasted with olive oil, salt and pepper).

What's coming? - cabbage, carrots next week - I promise!, Cukes??. The potatoes were irresistable

Many thinks to our summer helpers - such great attitudes and willingness to do what is needed. Enjoy the work of our hands and hears and of the land

Dig Deep