Crop Update, July 25, 2011
This past week has felt like summer in a Swedish sauna but the crops love it. Enough rainfall, sun and heat is what it takes for optimum plant growth. Our six varieties of lettuce are tender and tasty in salads and sandwiches and some even like it cooked as a green. Slice some fresh picked cucumber, zucchini along with cherry tomatoes and you have a low calorie side dish or luncheon meal. We often add thin raw wafers of the sweet summer turnip or kohlrabi, marinated cooked green beans, broccoli, carrot shavings, cold but cooked beets, radish and even some chopped kale or a few blueberries for variety and flavor. All of these vegetables are available at the farm stand. There is nothing to compare at the supermarket produce counter against these farm fresh vegetables.
Blueberry picking is in progress and there is a wonderful crop of tasty and large berries. The season will last for several more weeks so choose your time to come. Blueberries are easy to freeze for later use in baking muffins or pie making so pick a few extra boxes.
Our early corn is ready along with red and white potatoes. There are many more vegetables and greens such as cabbage, collards, cauliflower for preparing healthly meals. So come on out to the farm, visit the two goats who need company, place the young children at the swings and sand box and pick yourself berries or relax under the old oak tree. Hope to see you soon,
Farmers Bob, Abigail and Andrew