Farm Update- July 10

For every thing, there is a season…and we’re headed right into our main season here within the next few weeks. Each day, there’s more at the market and what to make for dinner becomes much more difficult to decide for the decision-impared like myself.

Strawberries

Just a few short weeks ago, this field was laden with strawberries. Walking by, their sweet smell would turn me into Pavlov’s dog and I’d dream of ice cream, angel food cake or just a bowl full of the succulent berries.

Shortly after the season ends, we mow off the strawberry plants. Mowing off the leaves allows for the main part of the plant, called the crown, to allow the plant to focus on growing more runners. The process encourages a stronger plant and larger yield for future years.

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When we say there are no more strawberries, it’s true!

Peaches

And as with everything, out with the old and in with the new! We are now picking our own peaches.

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A view from above.

Sweet Corn

Sweet corn is getting close! Our first planting has tasseled and the kernels are filling out. See more about how we cover our early sweet corn to protect it from the cold and uncover it when the weather warms up!

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Tassleed corn…just a little bit more to go!

Tomatoes

There’s still a way to go on many of our tomatoes, but we do have vine-ripened salad tomatoes!

Peppers

Our early peppers are starting to come on. The plants will still grow quite a bit before we reach our prime season and have all varieties available.

And then some…

Lettuce, kale, swiss chard, beets, radishes and more!

 

 

 

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