August 9, 2011

Notes from the field:

Ripe * Plump * Juicy * Seedy

With historic meaning of lust and seduction, it is no wonder that growing tomatoes become a labor of love.

What's in the box?
  • Salad mix
  • Greek curly kale
  • Yellow and red onions
  • Blue Potatoes (Dry Spud, best for roasting/baking/kabobing on the grill)
  • Broccoli
  • Green pepper
  • Cherry tomatoes

At seven o'clock this past Sunday evening, tomatoes heavy with green and turning fruit, strong tropical winds blew.  Whle away at the Hallowell Farmer's Marked on of the major support lines stretched beyond capacity.  Thankfully, for being a farm within a farm, a car, no longer suited to drive arrived at the Dig Deep field on Sunday evening. This car was filled with 20 year old young men, eager to lend a hand.  With the forces led by myself and the Johanson sons (the sons of Goranson farm), the tomato trellises regained their support system - an adventure at that!

We nurture our tomatoes from seed, starting them in the greenhouse, and managing their pruning and trellising weekly while they grow in the field.  Our cherry tomato plants are about 6 1/2 feet tall right now.

There has been a spotting of late blight within 45 miles of our farm, so we will be spraying our tomatoes and potatoes with a MOFGA approved copper fungicide.  We will rinse the tomatoes before they reach you.

I'd love to have you all over for dinner sime evening - the season is reaching it's peak, and though the work efforts are c onstant, it feels like a time to celebrate.

Best to everyone and enjoy!

Many thanks,

Dig Deep