In your share this week:
- Red Norland Potatoes
- Golden Beets
- Walla Walla Onions
- Italian Parsley - could be the last of the season?
- Red Veined Sorrel
- Butter Bib Head Lettuce
- Swiss Chard
- Collard Greens - could be the last of the season?
- French Fillet Beans - last of the season
- Cucumbers - rotating
- Tomatoes - also rotating
- Peppers - we are starting to get a few, we'll start giving them out to everyone a little at a time, rotating as we do with other crops
Putting this week's produce share together has been quite the lesson for me in flexibility and change of plans. On Monday morning, with a threat of heavy rains, we worked quickly to harvest outside crops so we could move indoors when necessary. But then it didn't really rain, so that was nice. Tuesday also had strange, unpredictable weather that later turned to sunshine. Then it rained all night and a real down pour on Wednesday morning, followed by blue skies. It's much nicer to wash up produce in the sun! It's also been a week with multiple Workshare absences due to emergencies or family commitments. Sometimes I have no idea how we are going to pull off a good share based on all the craziness but somehow it all works out better than expected. I am pretty proud of all of us for what we can accomplish when we pull together for a good cause. EverGreen Farm Workshares are the best!
This Saturday we finished digging up our last 3 rows of potatoes. I'm particularly grateful to those who came at the last minute to finish a big job. You'll get a 3 pound bag of potatoes with your share until they run out - alternating between Red Norlands and Yukon Golds. (Especially thankful now, a few days later, that we got the potatoes done before the rains!)
This is a look at one of our tomato plants in greenhouse 5. All these plants are loaded with green tomatoes, some are big. We are covering and uncovering them daily. We run a heater in with them on cold night and then switch the electrical cords around so the fans can cool down 100+ temperatures on sunny days. A lot of work for our precious tomatoes. Come on guys, ripen! RIPEN!
Have a great week and ENJOY your veggies!