There have been some beautiful sunsets this week at the farm but the sunny and hot week has left us with some pretty dry conditions.
It’s a complete 180 from this time a year ago or even from back in the Spring. The most effected things are our quick growing Fall crops like the leafy greens of spinach, lettuce mix, & arugula. We can irrigate but it never is as effective as mother nature. Some of the deeper rooted crops still look great and we will have two new ones in the share this week. The daikon radishes and golden beets. We’ll have a couple ideas on how to use them in a post to follow this one.
The one crop that is just loving this dry down time are our lima beans. We picked the dry ones off but there are still a whole lot more hanging. Last year we had to get them harvested quicker then we would have preferred because the wet weather was causing them to sprout. Conditions are perfect this time around. It’s nice to be diversified! Pictured below are our lima’s.
Here is the share for this week. We will have a pretty extensive choice table as well.
Peppers, Tomatoes, Spaghetti Squash, Dry Beans, Brussel Sprouts, Parsnips, Leeks, Kale, Collards, and the assortment of winter squash delicata, kabocha, butternut, & acorn.