Farming is a guessing game...the predictions we read in November were stating that this would be a hot season. So we planned our greens plantings based on that information. This is actually great weather for growing Spinach and lettuce...and I am sure broccoli would love it too. But as most summer weather hurts these crops, and we hate to have broccoli completely filled with the green caterpillars very prevalent during summer, we do not have excess greens and no summer broccoli planted. There is more Spinach coming along with rocket and 'Perpetual gator' in the coming weeks.
The Autumn crops continue to be planted and seeded. With the cold we have been having and the days shortening, it almost feels like Autumn...we sure hope that we get some heat though in February. The field tomatoes are filled with green fruit and although we are harvesting from them, we are not seeing the flush that we normally get at this time. Luckily the polytunnel tomatoes are still very healthy and producing!
More Sweet Corn! We harvest this right before the truck leaves to ensure you receive really fresh corn. EAT IT TONIGHT as it will be the best now!
Farm Pick Up times are Friday 2-5pm and Saturday 8-11am. Pick up is available at other times by appointment only.
There may be more boxes of cucumbers available for preserving. If you are interested, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTES ON STORING THE HARVEST Please check out our Vegetable & Fruit page on the website to find tips on maximizing the life of your veggies. We envisage that many of the vegetables you are receiving this week will last for two weeks with careful attention to storing upon arrival. Although we do wash all the greens after harvest, we are washing to take the heat out of the plants and wash away some surface dirt, not to prepare them for consumption. We also spray a seaweed/herb brew about every ten days. While this will not harm you, it does have a taste. We do suggest washing your produce prior to eating.
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