Summer Share #6 of 22: 7/9+7/11- Transitions (plus the Fruit Share is Starting!)by Erin and Steve on 07/07/19
Transitioning from one thing to another can be difficult. I don't care if people think transitions are harder for children, because they are hard for all of us. Transitioning from one thing to another, one place to another, from one focus to another: It's difficult. And filling the gap (or the transition ;) from one season to another on a farm during a difficult weather year can be trying. It's awesome how different this season is from the last. Last year was super hot, which had some pros and cons. And this year started out super wet and unseasonably chilly. We are still experiencing side effects from the atrocious Spring weather and as we transition from Spring crops to Summer crops it's an awkward part of the year. But the harvests continue to roll in and I am amazed every day at the resilience of life on the farm. Any time I prep myself to complain about the weather I have to stick my foot in my mouth because our cooler isn't big enough to hold the bounty from the fields. Seriously we need a new cooler!
So keeping that in mind, the share this week reflects the seasonality of our region as well as the crazy weather we've experienced. This week's share will include: Broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, yellow squash, patty pan squash, cucumbers, salad turnips and radishes, fennel, radicchio, bok choy, garlic scapes, kale, chard, salad greens, scallions, head lettuce, collards, kohlrabi, cabbage and escarole.
The fruit share starts this week with sweet and tart cherries.