Monday, August 21, 2017

Letter from John Krueger (Week 12)

Hello Everyone,  
I am a bit under the weather at present so I will, with apologies, skip the usual complaints about the rain and get right to the part of the update that most of you probably skip to anyway.  Lol
The share for this week will be: tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, gold potatoes, leeks, summer squash, choice of green or red cabbage, string beans, beets and choice of kale or chard.  Premium shares will include cucumbers and parsley.   Some groups may receive melons or watermelons and we will be in rotation with these over the next several weeks.    
Enjoy!   
Farmer John

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

This Week's Shares -- Wednesday, August 16, 2017 (Week 11)

Vegetables
Tomatoes
Peppers
Eggplant
Summer squash
Red skin potatoes
Choice of kale or chard
Rainbow carrots
White onions
Choice of cherry tomatoes or ground cherries
Beans
Either a melon or a watermelon
Choice of an herb (Premium share)
Choice of tatsoi or arugula (Premium share)

Fruit
Peaches
Plums

Eggs

Pasta

Chicken
Full and Half Shares

Mushrooms
Full and Half Shares
Velvet pio
Nebrodini

Add Ons
Montclair Bread (Ancient Grains and Ciabatta)
The Foraged Feast (Mushrooms, Herb Mix)
Farm & Fork Society (Jams)


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Monday, August 14, 2017

Letter from John Krueger (Week 11)

Hi Folks, 

So we begin, as always, with the weather report. We received a whopping two and a half inches of the wet stuff over a 12 hour period last Friday. Fortunately it fell mostly at night and did not rain on any of my weekend markets. Also fortunate is that we have well drained sandy soil. It was another blow to the already doomed tomato crop and I am a bit worried about the cucurbit crops (squash, melons and cukes of course). So far they look OK but we need some sun and some warmth. More rain is forecast for tonight and tomorrow; hopefully it won’t be too heavy! In addition to disease worries the wet conditions impede seeding the fall crops and make harvesting potatoes more difficult.

We are temporarily out of lettuce; a result of some bolting in the field as well as a break in our succession planting due to poor germination in the greenhouse. This is fairly typical; it’s hard to grow lettuce during the dog days of summer! Hopefully in a couple of weeks I will be able to say: lettuce begin! We have more tomatoes than we can possibly pick at the moment (or fit on the truck for that matter). We will do our best to share the abundance with you. We have another nice share for you this week, in spite of the challenges Mother Nature presents.

The share for this week will be: tomatoes, peppers eggplant, summer squash, red skin potatoes, choice of kale or chard, rainbow carrots, white onions, choice of cherry tomatoes or ground cherries, beans and either a melon or a watermelon. Premium members will receive choice of an herb and choice of tatsoi or arugula. 

Enjoy! 
Farmer John