Summer 2014 Weekly Farm Updates - July 30th
I cannot believe we are half way through the CSA season — say it isn’t so! 11 weeks of amazing produce under our belts. I know we’re proud of what we’re providing our members with, so we all hope they are enjoying everything our bountiful fields have to offer.
This week our CSA members are enjoying:
- Northeaster pole beans
- Fortex pole beans
- Garden of Eden pole beans
- Bi-color & White Corn
- Summer Squash & Zucchini
- Baby Water Melon
- Tomatoes (Big Beef & New Girl)
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Heirloom Tomatoes (mixed variety)
- Green peppers
- Sweet peppers
We’re so excited that the corn is finally coming in! We have so much, it’s coming out of our ears (pun intended)! The first to get picked was the bi-color, but the white came along so quickly afterwards that we’re picking both at the same time. Steven is baffled, as the white went in the ground well after the bi-color, and is billed as about a week behind in harvest time from our seed company. We thought we’d have about two weeks in between, but alas, mother nature has yet again had her way with us.
What's wonderful about our corn, is that it actually taste like corn!! So many seed companies have focused purely on breeding their corn for sweetness, and somehow they’ve stopped caring about corn tasting like corn. You especially find that in that freaky GMO sweet corn, it’s all sugar and no veg. But our corn is the perfect blend of sweetness and corn. I’m so glad I held out for our corn to ripen before eating any this summer — it has been well worth the wait. And just think, we still have yellow corn to come! Steven brought up a few ears for the crew to try today, and we happily ate it raw for desert after lunch. Even Ryan’s lab pup got in on the action and ate a few ears himself.
Oh and remember those rascally sheep who tried to keep us from getting any corn? Thankfully they clearly didn’t succeed!
The tomatoes are ripening like crazy, so we’re harvesting the red ones, as well as some of the less ripe ones to get them off the vines. And the cherry tomatoes are all so delicious. I admit, the guys were right and have made a tomato lover out of me!
The green peppers are still coming in, and the red, orange and yellow are beginning to color up, so we should have those soon. The beans are still healthy which makes us happy, so we'll be picking those for some time to come. I love how easy it is to cook all three of them, and I totally admit that I can devour a half pound of pole beans in one sitting — don’t judge!