Summer Marches On…

Evan, Matt and Darrell picking cucumbers

From green beans to cucumbers, Cukes to corn.  Just when we’ve had our fill of something, there is another to replace it.  The early corn went out this week, and the delicious bi-color will be coming soon.  Corn is easy to freeze and make other dishes with, but me-thinks you grow weary of cucumbers?

We’re taking a break from the green beans for now, but there will be more in a few weeks.  What I am looking forward to the most is the edamame!  The delicious soy beans (edamame) are filling out nicely and are sure to be a favorite for many of our new members soon.  All of the summer melons are ripening and look great, although the vines are reaching far outside of their designated area and into the celery and celeriac.  We’re keeping a close eye on that situation.  You can expect to see some great melons in your boxes soon.
We still have several weeks of summer to look forward to and 11 more weeks of veggies, but our days are getting shorter.  Last night was the most noticable to me.  I was in at 8:30 and the light felt like 9:00.  Although the cool-weather crops are something to look forward to, the short days are not.  I am definitely a long-day variety.
All of the garlic has been pulled and is curing in the barn and the onions will be pulled next.  The late-season crops are in the ground for the most part, although we will still be planting greens.   Summer marches on and soon we’ll be thinking of autumn.
We still have green beans, summer squash and cucumbers available at the farm.  Just give us a call if you need them!

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