Heron Pond Farm CSA July 22-28
As I write this newsletter some rain is falling and I hope that there is much more to come. We've had less than an inch of rain on the farm in the last month. With the frequent high temperatures all of the crops have been stressed. Andre and I have been very busy moving sprinklers and setting up drip irrigation but some crops will only see water in the form of rain.
In your shares this week you will see the first of the spring onion crop. Right now we are harvesting the Ailsa Craigs, a mild (some call them sweet) onion that can get quite large. Green beans are finally here and they are delicious as usual. It didn't look like they would make it but the extreme heat pushed them along. Peaches from Apple Hill Farm are in your shares this week and they are tasty. Chuch and Diane tell us that this is the earliest they have ever harvested peaches. Blueberry season was very short for us this year. We heavily pruned the bushes in late winter/early spring so that we could produce more berries and less lumber, but the short term result is fewer berries. We hope that our berry crops going forward are better as a result. There is still some u-pick available, although our u-pickers cleaned out the patch this weekend. We expect some berries to ripen late in the week.
Enjoy eating in the season, Greg
Full Share Half Share
2 tomatoes 1 tomato
4 peaches 2 peaches
2 lbs potatoes 1 lb potatoes
1 lb green beans 1/2 lb green beans
2 zucchini 1 zucchini
1 bunch carrots 1 bunch carrots
2 onions 1 onion
1 bunch basil 1 bunch basil
1 bag of greens 1 bag of greens
1 head cabbage