Harvest Update 6/19

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s hot and dry!  We had been irrigating some of the fields from Wolf Creek; however, the creek is now bone dry.  We’re hoping the plants in that area will hold out just a bit longer until we get some rain.  Otherwise we either have to find some other means to get those plants water or we’ll be having some failures of cucumbers, zucchinis and, gulp, tomatoes.  Already the yellow squash has stopped producing much and the zucchini isn’t far behind.  We’re working on a back up plan!  The other areas are holding on strong with water from the ponds for now.  Let’s hope the water levels in the pond stay up (so far, so good).

In the meantime, I’m happy to say the first batch of sweet corn is ready!  The smallest of the cantaloupe aren’t far behind, so look out for some tasty goodness at a farmer’s market stand near you!

CSA Shares for this week include:

Individual – Sweet corn, peaches, tomatoes, cucumbers, beets, bell peppers, onions.

Partial – Same as above in larger quantities.

Full – Same as above, plus potatoes and green beans.

By Saturday we will have the first batch of our free-range chicken available at our market stands.  I anticipate they’ll have a finished of weight of between 3.5 and 4 pounds each and sell for $10 each.  Ask us for one next time you stop by!  This week we also have sweet corn, peaches, tomatoes, beets, green beans, potatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, bell peppers, onions, cabbage and more at all our market stands.

Here’s hoping for rain …

~Karin