Tuesday, August 14, 2018

This Week's Shares -- Wednesday, August 15, 2018 (Week 11)

Vegetable Share
Peppers
Eggplant
Tomatoes
Rainbow carrots
Summer squash
Yellow onions
Fingerling potatoes
Beans (possibly) 
Melons (possibly) 
Basil (with various types-lemon, Thai, red etc.) 
Choice of turnips or daikon (Premium Share)
Tomatillos (Extra)
Hot peppers (Extra)

Fruit Share
Peaches

Eggs

Pasta

Chicken
Full and Half Shares

Mushrooms
Full and Half Shares
Forest Nameko
Velvet Piopinni

Micro Greens
Full and Half Shares
TBD

Monday, August 13, 2018

Letter from John Krueger (Week 11)

Hi Everyone, 

So one of my members with family in Seattle informed me that the Pacific Northwest is unusually hot and dry and that they are plagued with forest fires just as is California. So my stereotype of the region as a rainy place may no longer hold true. Northern Europe, Scandinavia, Ireland and the British Isles too, are suffering with drought and excessive heat and many farmers have lost their entire crop. Meanwhile here in the Northeast it’s the monsoon season! But there’s nothing odd going on with the climate folks! I guess this is the new normal- that there is no normal; we just have no idea from season to season what to expect. I hate to be all doom and gloom but perhaps I am merely mirroring the predominant gray skies!

With regard to this week’s harvest, there are a number of question marks. Beans were on hiatus last week but are beginning to rebound. Everyone has had a melon once thus far and we begin another 2-week rotation for this week. The next planting of corn should mature late this week so those who did not enjoy it last week will this time around. For the rest, we will ship fingerling potatoes as the starchy vegetable substitute. Some received ground cherries last week and others will this week or next. What is certain is that greens are scarce. There will not be lettuce this time around and the kale and chard have been smitten with bites and blights, not to worry though- they will soon recover. Lettuce will return soon and we expect to have some tatsoi for you next. What is also certain is that tomatoes are abundant (and delicious)

The share for this week will be: Peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, rainbow carrots, summer squash, yellow onions, sweet corn or fingering potatoes, beans?, melons? and basil (with various types-lemon, Thai, red etc.) Premium shares will have a choice of turnips or daikon. There will be tomatillos and hot peppers as an extra. 

Enjoy! 
Farmer John

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

This Week's Shares -- Wednesday, August 8, 2018 (Week 10)

Vegetable Share 
Lettuce
Cucumbers
Summer squash
Peppers
Eggplant 
Beans (possibly)
Sweet corn (probably)
Beets
Melons 
Basil
Tomatoes
Red onions 
Ground cherries (maybe) 
Celery (Premium share)
Tomatillos (Extra) 

Fruit Share
Plums

Eggs

Pasta

Chicken
Full Share Only

Mushrooms
Full Share Only
Chanterelles

Micro GreensFull Share Only
Pea Shoots