Summer Share #11 of 20- 8/17+8/19: Slog-ust : Root Down Farm Ramblings
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Summer Share #11 of 20- 8/17+8/19: Slog-ust

by Erin and Steve on 08/15/21

August can be referred to as Slogust because this is (hopefully) the homestretch for the part of the season where we just work WAY TOO MUCH. But that also means we are really starting to harvest a lot. We still have the last real round of weeding to do out in the big field as well as the UPick's final planting of beans (Yes, everything in the UPick fields have been weeded and weeded again and there are weeds still because it is all part of an ecosystem). However, it's also time to start pulling in all the onions, the first of the winter squashes, more potatoes, and the second plantings of carrots and beets. Soon we'll get more rest.
This week's share will include potatoes, zucchini, summer squashes, carrots, beets, cucumbers, peppers, eggplant, cabbage, onions, lettuce mix, melons, tomatoes and sweet corn.
This is the week to grab your canning tomatoes and pickling cukes!! They're at their height right now.
The fruit share includes table grapes, peaches, nectarines, and plums.
The Upick field has some resident ground bees. We are working on getting rid of them, but the area is marked off.
Don't forget you Savage Wheat Project Share. Select our location and pick up day. At the moment you need to order 3 days ahead of time because Emily bakes everything fresh to order.
Hang in there:)

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