I don’t have to tell you all what kind of summer we have been having this year for we are all in it together. Hot and dry no matter where you get your news those are words you have been hearing a lot i am sure.
Believe me it has been just that here on the farm with field temperatures reaching well…there is the picture. The field radiates heat much like a dark roof wood. Only early mornings or near dusk can we really get much done in the field. I certainly can’t remember a summer with this many days over 100 degrees and of course the farm is showing the effect. Plants that are outside the irrigation systems reach are by far the worst for the wear. But all in all I would say we are doing okay. Not great…would love to see more of the late May planting and June planting coming on better but okay. I am missing many of my flowers this time of year. We have some but not near what we would normally see in the field. Seed without the good rains don’t like to germinate and even with daily watering they don’t fair well in this heat and the water table this low. But this is now to say we don’t have crops to harvest and we are still planting in hopes for some rain. It just looks a little bare without the colors flowing in the field like normal.
The good news is the Heirloom tomatoes are coming in and we will be seeing more and more of them over the coming weeks. These heirloom take their time readying themselves and they may not be the first the the market place but they are the best. Early boy, early girls and all those other f1 type tomatoes fill that gap with a lot of farmers trying to get that tomato to market first. I don’t get into all that early bird stuff…for me it is more about taste and those other tomatoes may look like a perfect little kiss of summer, but like most things that look too good to be true..they just don’t hold up to the real deal. So my choice to be a farmer was a good one for I am patient.
The market this Saturday is open to the public starting at 9am.
Southern style Banana pudding
Myers Lemon Chess pie
Muffins, breads and all sorts of goodies.
Farm Eggs, Jams, and pickles
Rockin’ Little Soap co. will be here in full glory!
Y’all come see us Saturday morning:)
CSA News & Updates
The Shareholders that didn’t pickup last weekend Saturday is your pickup day. If you need us to sit your basket in the cooler for a late pickup or Sunday pickup please email me so we can do that.
Can’t wait to see y’all Saturday.