Summer Share #4 of 22: 6/25 + 6/27 Summer is Officially Hereby Erin and Steve on 06/23/19
Yeah for the beginning of Summer, and hopefully it will start feeling like it around here! I'm sure if you are calling around to u-pick farms in the area in search of strawberries or wondering about the start of cherry season I'm sure you've found that everything is late! Our garlic scape crop is coming in a full week later than normal. For the previous 8 years they have always been part of week #3 of the share, but instead you'll see them this week, week #4. On that note, for everyone in the fruit share it will be starting a week later than normal because cherries are a week behind, too. So if you signed up for the fruit share (an email is coming) it will start Tuesday the 9th or Thursday the 11th.
The weather is making us even more organized than before, making sure we get all the work we need to get done while the sun is shining and the fields are dry enough to be in and balancing that with the wet times, where we can spend more time in the high tunnels or working on projects. But we sure have not had to irrigate, which I think is contributing to the feeling that the Summer really isn't here yet. But the zucchini and summer squash are on their way, I'm not sure if we'll get a sneak peek of them this week or not, but the overnight temperatures are looking good, so cross your fingers!
This week's share will include: broccoli, broccolini (last week for this), radishes, turnips, kale, chard, collards, salad greens, beets, broccoli raab bok choy, kohlrabi, garlic scapes, and head lettuce.