The Inmates are Taking Over the Asylum and Other Farm Updates

For those of you who see us in Lee’s Summit on Wednesdays, you’ll notice a little change this week.  Two of our kids, Devon and Tessa, will be running the stand for me tomorrow.  They’ll be in our usual spot, but driving Devon’s red pickup.  I have a special event to set up for so the kids are handling this one.  Give them a hard time for me, would you?

For those of you who visit us in Raymore or Belton there will be another little change for the next couple of weeks.  Devon is headed out of town Thursday morning so I will be running both those stands in his absence.  It will be nice to see your friendly faces!

On other fronts, I’m sorry to report that both the cabbage and the sweet corn have completely burnt up.  I was hoping for some rain to save the day but that just hasn’t happened.  We do have late crops of both planted and if we finally see some rain in the next few weeks we will have a harvest of both toward the end of August.  Do a little rain dance for us.

This week’s CSA boxes include:

Individual – Cantaloupe, cucumber, zucchini, green pepper, tomatoes and peaches.

Partial – all of the above in larger amounts, plus sweet onion, and watermelon instead of cantaloupe.

Full – all of the above in larger amounts, plus potatoes.

At the market stands we will have cantaloupe, two varieties of watermelon, peaches, zucchini, cucumbers, bell peppers, onions, and a few pints of blackberries.  We have completely sold out of our recent batch of chickens but will have some more ready to go in a few weeks.  We also have a very limited supply of eggs – it’s just been way too hot and the hens have gone on strike!

I hope to see you all at the markets this week.  The melons are particularly sweet right now and the peaches will be coming to an end soon, so now’s the time to come on out.

~Karin